verb (used with object), trav·ersed, trav·ers·ing.
- (in the law of pleading) to deny formally (an allegation of fact set forth in a previous pleading).
- to join issue upon.
verb (used without object), trav·ersed, trav·ers·ing.
- the zigzag track of a vessel compelled by contrary winds or currents to sail on different courses.
- each of the runs in a single direction made in such sailing.
- a defensive barrier, parapet, or the like, placed transversely.
- a defensive barrier thrown across the terreplein or the covered way of a fortification to protect it from enfilade fire.
- the motion of a lathe tool or grinding wheel along a piece of work.
- a part moving along a piece of work in this way, as the carriage of a lathe.
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To capture that idea of a winter that is agreeably entrenched, I keep returning to Robert Frost’s poem of a guy traversing a New England woodland on a dark night illuminated by snow.Climate change has altered the winter season and the gardener’s sense of it|Adrian Higgins|January 6, 2021|Washington Post
Highway 212 traverses the Lamar Valley, where you’ll find some of the park’s finest wildlife watching.
The northern Quarken is covered with traversable ice every third or fourth year.
This flat and marshy land offers no points of defense and has no traversable and continuous roads.
While the trails are traversable during the greater part of the summer, some of them may be blocked by snow early in the season.Grand Teton [Wyoming] National Park|United States Dept. of the Interior
For it appears the fact was voluntary, and his intention and knowledge are not traversable; they can't be known.The Common Law|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
On every side stretched the thick woods, traversable only by those who knew their devious paths.Deering of Deal|Latta Griswold