- 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.
Origin of radial
OTHER WORDS FROM radialra·di·al·i·ty, nounra·di·al·ly, adverbmul·ti·ra·di·al, adjective
How to use radial in a sentence
They are spheric or ovoid, yellow in color, and have a thick, radially striated shell (Fig. 101).A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
At each bearing, one or two small oil holes connect with this main artery and extend radially to the surface.
Another form of air-cooling system consists of pins or spines projecting radially from the surface of the cylinder.
Each particle of water of weight p exerts radially a centrifugal force pv2/rg.
A mere rod, extending radially in both directions, serves by its rotation to set the water in motion.