- a quadrilateral plane figure having two parallel and two nonparallel sides.
- British. trapezium (def. 1b).
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Origin of trapezoid
OTHER WORDS FROM trapezoidpost·trap·e·zoid, adjectivesub·trap·e·zoid, adjectivesub·trap·e·zoi·dal, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for trapezoid
Bounded by twenty-four trapezoidal faces, and hence sometimes called a “trapezohedron.”
A section across the middle of the implement would be trapezoidal with incurved sides.Throwing-sticks in the National Museum|Otis T. Mason
It has a roughly oval beehive shape with a trapezoidal framed opening in which a pottery door fits snugly.North Devon Pottery and Its Export to America in the 17th Century|C. Malcolm Watkins
Trigonal trapezohedron (fig. 74), bounded by six trapezoidal faces.
The ground-plan is trapezoidal, and the walls rise vertically for a few feet, and are then rounded off into an arch.The Ceramic Art|Jennie J. Young
British Dictionary definitions for trapezoid
Word Origin for trapezoid
Medical definitions for trapezoid
Other words from trapezoidtrap′e•zoid′ null adj.
Scientific definitions for trapezoid
Cultural definitions for trapezoid
A four-sided polygon in which two sides are parallel and two are not.