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an interior angle of a polygon that is greater than 180°.
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Also called reentrant angle.
Origin of reentering angle
First recorded in 1690–1700
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How to use reentering angle in a sentence
It was a right-angled position and Dr. Jameson attacked them in the re-entering angle, thus having fire on his front and flank.The Transvaal from Within|J. P. Fitzpatrick
At other times poles are laid across a re-entering angle of a house and used as a wood rack, without any support from the ground.A Study of Pueblo Architecture: Tusayan and Cibola|Victor Mindeleff and Cosmos Mindeleff
Sinus, a recess or bay; the re-entering angle between two lobes or projections.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
The re-entering angle left upon the wood is called the rebate or rabbet.Handwork in Wood|William Noyes
The Russians, however, returned to their guns, and still fired from the re-entering angle of their works.The British Expedition to the Crimea|William Howard Russell
British Dictionary definitions for reentering angle
an interior angle of a polygon that is greater than 180°Also called: re-entrant angle
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