an oblique-angled parallelogram with only the opposite sides equal.
Also rhom·boi·dal. having a form like or similar to that of a rhombus; shaped like a rhomboid.
- rhom·boi·dal·ly, adverb
- sub·rhom·boid, adjective
- sub·rhom·boi·dal, adjective
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How to use rhomboid in a sentence
It is also apt to be more of an oval, or a rhomboid, than the circle of your pan.America forgot how to make proper pie. Can we remember before it’s too late? | Megan McArdle | July 1, 2021 | Washington Post
Geometrically, it is a cube being forced into a rhomboid by the fault.
rhomboid, rom′boid, n. a figure of the form of a rhomb: a quadrilateral figure having only its opposite sides and angles equal.
I just remember he described it as rhomboid in shape—cut, I fancy, out of church-plate in troubled times.The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 | Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
The enameled, rhomboid scales are in movable oblique whorls, each scale interlocked with its neighbors.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2) | David Starr Jordan
Lower leaves stalked, ovate or rhomboid, more or less toothed or angular, but entire at the base.Field and Woodland Plants | William S. Furneaux
A black shawl had enwrapped her shoulders, a green plaid skirt had made an irregular rhomboid from the saddle downwards.The Tower of Oblivion | Oliver Onions
British Dictionary definitions for rhomboid
a parallelogram having adjacent sides of unequal length
having such a shape
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Scientific definitions for rhomboid
A parallelogram with unequal adjacent sides.
- rhomboid, rhomboidal adjective
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