One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A pointed or Gothic arch.
- ‘For most populations, when cross-sectional data on the proportion of persons who have left home is graphed against age, the curve has the clear shape of an ogive.’
- 1.1 One of the diagonal groins or ribs of a vault.
- 1.2 A thing having the profile of an ogive, especially the head of a projectile or the nose cone of a rocket.
- ‘The bourrelet is an accurately machined surface that is slightly larger than the body and located immediately to the rear of the ogive.’
- ‘It's essential that an optimum overall length for the cartridge is established for your chamber based on the distance the bullet ogive is set off the rifling.’
- ‘Long range or lower velocity bullet performance can be improved by using a sheep's foot blade or Xacto knife to stress the jacket longitudinally between the lead tip and the bullet ogive.’
- ‘This measurement must be made on the bullet ogive where it first contacts the rifling.’
- ‘The lead bullet's ogive is more blunt than that of the Winchester load.’
- ‘Though they call this little pistol MilSpec, this term usually means it will only feed ball ammo or something with a similar ogive.’
- ‘The curve of the ogive usually is the arc of the circle, the center of which is located in a line perpendicular to the axis of the projectile and the radius of which is generally 6 to 11 calibers.’
- ‘This lightweight insert extends the bullet nose and accommodates use of a longer ogive - the radius of the curve of the bullet tip.’
- ‘First, the bullet ogive is slightly fatter than most; and secondly, the bullet did contact the slide stop pin during the feed cycle.’
A cumulative frequency graph.
Late Middle English: from French, of unknown origin.
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