- octadecanoic acid,
- octagon house,
- octagon scale,
Origin of octagon
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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.
less commonly octangle
Word Origin 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.
A polygon having eight sides.