Diagonal rib
Diagonal Di*ag"o*nal, a. [L. diagonalis, fr. Gr. ? from to angle; dia` through + ? an angle; perh. akin to E. knee: cf. F. diagonal.] (Geom.) Joining two not adjacent angles of a quadrilateral or multilateral figure; running across from corner to corner; crossing at an angle with one of the sides. [1913 Webster]

{Diagonal bond} (Masonry), herringbone work. See {Herringbone}, a.

{Diagonal built} (Shipbuilding), built by forming the outer skin of two layers of planking, making angles of about 45[deg] with the keel, in opposite directions.

{Diagonal cleavage}. See under {Cleavage}.

{Diagonal molding} (Arch.), a chevron or zigzag molding.

{Diagonal rib}. (Arch.) See {Cross-springer}.

{Diagonal scale}, a scale which consists of a set of parallel lines, with other lines crossing them obliquely, so that their intersections furnish smaller subdivisions of the unit of measure than could be conveniently marked on a plain scale.

{Diagonal stratification}. (Geol.) Same as {Cross bedding}, under {Cross}, a. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • diagonal rib — noun : one of the ribs in a groined arch springing from the corners in a diagonal direction …   Useful english dictionary

  • Diagonal — Di*ag o*nal, a. [L. diagonalis, fr. Gr. ? from to angle; dia through + ? an angle; perh. akin to E. knee: cf. F. diagonal.] (Geom.) Joining two not adjacent angles of a quadrilateral or multilateral figure; running across from corner to corner;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diagonal bond — Diagonal Di*ag o*nal, a. [L. diagonalis, fr. Gr. ? from to angle; dia through + ? an angle; perh. akin to E. knee: cf. F. diagonal.] (Geom.) Joining two not adjacent angles of a quadrilateral or multilateral figure; running across from corner to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diagonal built — Diagonal Di*ag o*nal, a. [L. diagonalis, fr. Gr. ? from to angle; dia through + ? an angle; perh. akin to E. knee: cf. F. diagonal.] (Geom.) Joining two not adjacent angles of a quadrilateral or multilateral figure; running across from corner to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diagonal cleavage — Diagonal Di*ag o*nal, a. [L. diagonalis, fr. Gr. ? from to angle; dia through + ? an angle; perh. akin to E. knee: cf. F. diagonal.] (Geom.) Joining two not adjacent angles of a quadrilateral or multilateral figure; running across from corner to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diagonal molding — Diagonal Di*ag o*nal, a. [L. diagonalis, fr. Gr. ? from to angle; dia through + ? an angle; perh. akin to E. knee: cf. F. diagonal.] (Geom.) Joining two not adjacent angles of a quadrilateral or multilateral figure; running across from corner to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diagonal scale — Diagonal Di*ag o*nal, a. [L. diagonalis, fr. Gr. ? from to angle; dia through + ? an angle; perh. akin to E. knee: cf. F. diagonal.] (Geom.) Joining two not adjacent angles of a quadrilateral or multilateral figure; running across from corner to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diagonal stratification — Diagonal Di*ag o*nal, a. [L. diagonalis, fr. Gr. ? from to angle; dia through + ? an angle; perh. akin to E. knee: cf. F. diagonal.] (Geom.) Joining two not adjacent angles of a quadrilateral or multilateral figure; running across from corner to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rib vault — Cathedral of Reims, France …   Wikipedia

  • Vaulting Rib — a diagonal arched rib which supports the cell of a vault ♦ Arch supporting vault, arch or raised moulding on groin. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 415) Related terms: Vaulting …   Medieval glossary

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