Origin of octagon
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Octagon is primarily known for its sports clients like Michael Phelps and Justin Tuck.
Octagon, ok′ta-gon, n. a plane figure of eight sides and eight angles.
Then take off the corners of the octagon, so as to produce a round tapered rod.Hand-Craft|John D. Sutcliffe
A mile to the north-west of the part of the work just described are the Octagon and works in connection with it.The Prehistoric World|E. A. Allen
He erected unsightly turrets at the four corners and removed the octagon.The Cathedral Church of Peterborough|W.D. Sweeting
Some illegible lettering on barrel, which is octagon and extremely heavy.
British Dictionary definitions for octagon
less commonly octangle
Word Origin for octagon
Word Origin and History for octagon
1650s, from Latin octagonos, from Greek oktagononos, literally "eight-angled," from okta- comb. form of okto "eight" (see eight) + gonia "angle," related to gony "knee" (see knee (n.)). Also octogon (1650s), from French octogone.
Science definitions for octagon
Culture definitions for octagon
A polygon having eight sides.