Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a line) intersecting a system of lines.
crosswise, crossways, cross, diagonal, horizontal, oblique, athwartView synonyms
- ‘Indeed, the electron microscopy pictures of the transversal cuts show this last organization and demonstrate the embodiment of the nanotubes.’
- ‘After storage, thick transversal sections were made with a razor blade.’
- ‘A faint transversal line may indicate the posterior border of the seventh sternite.’
- ‘Radiating and transversal markings common on internal surface of valves or on steinkerns.’
- ‘Arrowheads indicate the planes of the transversal cuts in panels (A) and (B).’
A transversal line.
- ‘First, as stated above, local water wires formed transversal, rather than perpendicular, to the membrane.’
- ‘From the vertices of ABC drop perpendiculars on the transversal.’
- ‘A partnership who manage to erase all three of their strokes before the other side have erased any get a monk's cross, which counts as two crosses and is chalked with two transversals.’
- ‘The construction consisted of orthogonals, transversals, horizon line and vanishing point.’
Late Middle English (as a synonym of transverse): from medieval Latin transversalis, from Latin transversus ‘lying across’.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.