Definition of V-shaped in US English:



  • Having the shape of a letter V, tapering to a point.

    ‘look on the head for a white V-shaped marking’
    • ‘You survey the weight room and notice a gal doing pressdowns with some funky V-shaped bar.’
    • ‘It was attached to the patient's wrist using a needle with a V-shaped connection.’
    • ‘Temporarily store plants in a V-shaped trench mounded with soil.’
    • ‘Most initial analyses of the tsunami expect there to be a similar v-shaped pattern this time.’
    • ‘The outer defences comprise only a V-shaped ditch across the headland.’
    • ‘Ben uses a horse and a two-handled, V-shaped, walk-behind plow for turning the soil.’
    • ‘I was wearing a red dress, right down to my ankles, flaring slightly at the knees, with the V-shaped neckline going down quite a bit.’
    • ‘Dig a V-shaped trench in some out-of-the-way spot in your garden.’
    • ‘She was wrecked on Fair Isle, between Orkney and Shetland, where she broke up in a V-shaped cleft, depositing her contents in a deep gully.’
    • ‘One glance at that dramatic V-shaped radiator grille is enough to tell you that this is an Alfa Romeo.’
    • ‘True to its name, the neck of this sweater is v-shaped.’
    • ‘It was obvious the moment we saw it - a V-shaped fissure with a 300-foot waterfall crashing onto boulders.’
    • ‘When the cotton plants are young, V-shaped blades keep weeds at bay.’
    • ‘The car spun and landed in a V-shaped ditch, which held the doors shut.’
    • ‘Electrical, lighting and sprinkler services are accommodated in V-shaped steel conduits hung down the centre of the vaults.’
    • ‘The cutting tool often used is the V-shaped knife.’
    branching, branched, diverging, y-shaped, pronged, divided, split, separated
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