Origin of prolate
Related formspro·late·ly, adverbpro·late·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for prolate
Mr. Murphy invites attention and objection to some assertions, as that the earth is prolate, not oblate.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)|Augustus de Morgan
The prolate or lemon-like shape is caused by the gravitative pull of the earth, balanced by the centrifugal whirl.Pioneers of Science|Oliver Lodge
The immediate inference from this was that, the degree diminishing with increasing latitude, the earth must be a prolate spheroid.
A few stars now had pierced the blue, and in the east there shone brightly a prolate moon.The War in the Air|Herbert George Wells