verb (used without object), o·bliqued, o·bliqu·ing.
Origin of oblique
Synonyms for oblique
Examples from the Web for obliqued
Historical Examples of obliqued
At the same time the Cumberland obliqued sharply to starboard.Dave Darrin and the German Submarines
H. Irving Hancock
There was no considerable bend in the road or anything else that obliqued my men either way to any great extent.Personal Recollections and Civil War Diary, 1864
Lemuel Abijah Abbott
They were moving toward us, so we obliqued toward them, with our shadows cast long by the low sun.
When we struck the snow-patch slope we obliqued over to our trail up, and began to back track.
Meade obliqued to the right, poured in a few volleys, and drove the enemy across (p. 117) the turnpike.The Boys of '61
Charles Carleton Coffin.
- (of lines, planes, etc) neither perpendicular nor parallel to one another or to another line, plane, etc
- not related to or containing a right angle
Word Origin for oblique
early 15c., from Middle French oblique (14c.) and directly from Latin obliquus "slanting, sidelong, indirect," from ob "against" (see ob-) + root of licinus "bent upward," from PIE root *lei- "to bend, be movable" (see limb (n.1)). As a type of muscles, in reference to the axis of the body, 1610s (adj.), 1800 (n.). Related: Obliquely; obliqueness.