an angle greater than 90° but less than 180°.
- ob·tuse-an·gled, ob·tuse-an·gu·lar [uhb-toos-ang-gyuh-ler, -tyoos], /əbˈtusˈæŋ gyə lər, -ˈtyus/, adjective
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How to use obtuse angle in a sentence
The second Swastika has its ends bent at an obtuse angle to the left, and at the extremities the lines taper to a point.The Swastika | Thomas Wilson
Directly across from them at a table which formed a wide obtuse angle with theirs were four girls.Marjorie Dean College Freshman | Pauline Lester
Here another line of marked trees was found, the course of which formed an obtuse angle with the one we had followed.A Year in the Fields | John Burroughs
It consists of a wooden frame supporting a flat glass bulb with a long neck bent upward at an obtuse angle (Fig. 53).The Elements of Bacteriological Technique | John William Henry Eyre
The trunk appears to be composed of two parts joined together, and forming a more or less obtuse angle (Fig. 56).The Insect World | Louis Figuier
Scientific definitions for obtuse angle
An angle whose measure is between 90° and 180°. Compare acute angle.
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Cultural definitions for obtuse angle
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