- having pistons moving inward and outward from a central point or shaft:a radial engine; a radial pump.
- noting a bearing designed primarily to take thrusts radial to the center of rotation.
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Origin of radial
OTHER WORDS FROM radialra·di·al·i·ty, nounra·di·al·ly, adverbmul·ti·ra·di·al, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for radial
The chimneys, except for the octagonal red-brick base, are constructed of the radial perforated bricks.The New York Subway|Anonymous
When a radial face or surface is convex, it is said to be rounding or round, and when it is concave it is said to be hollow.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose
The hand deviates to the radial side, and thereby still further increases the prominence caused by the lower end of the ulna.
The propeller at B is simply a tin disc with radial cuts, each sector being twisted at an angle by a pair of pliers.Toy-Making in School and Home|Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne and Mabel Irene Rutherford Polkinghorne
Pores regular, oblong, disposed regularly in sixty to eighty radial series; fourteen to sixteen on the radius.