steep angle

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • angle — noun 1 space between lines/surfaces that meet ADJECTIVE ▪ acute, oblique, obtuse, right ▪ 45 degree, 90 degree, etc. ▪ external …   Collocations dictionary

  • angle — an|gle1 W3S3 [ˈæŋgəl] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: Latin angulus] 1.) the space between two straight lines or surfaces that join each other, measured in degrees an angle of sth ▪ an angle of 45° angle of ▪ the angles of a triangle …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • angle — See ackermann angle approach angle attack angle cam angle caster angle departure angle dwell dwell angle front triangle heading angle …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Steep — Steep, a. [Compar. {Steeper} ( [ e]r); superl. {Steepest}.] [OE. steep, step, AS. ste[ a]p; akin to Icel. steyp[eth]r steep, and st[=u]pa to stoop, Sw. stupa to fall, to tilt; cf. OFries. stap high. Cf. {Stoop}, v. i., {Steep}, v. t., {Steeple}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • steep — adj Steep, abrupt, precipitous, sheer mean having an incline approaching the perpendicular. The words are here arranged in ascending order of degree of perpendicularity. Steep implies so sharp a slope or pitch that ascent or descent is difficult… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Steep — Steep, n. A precipitous place, hill, mountain, rock, or ascent; any elevated object sloping with a large angle to the plane of the horizon; a precipice. Dryden. [1913 Webster] We had on each side naked rocks and mountains broken into a thousand… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • steep — steep1 S3 [sti:p] adj comparative steeper superlative steepest [: Old English; Origin: steap high, steep, deep ] 1.) a road, hill etc that is steep slopes at a high angle ▪ The road became rocky and steep. ▪ a steep climb to the top 2.) steep… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • steep — 1 adjective 1 a road, hill etc that is steep slopes at a high angle: The road s too steep to ride up on a bike. 2 steep prices, charges etc are unusually expensive: landlords asking steep rents 3 a steep increase or rise in something is a very… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • steep — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English stepe, from Old English stēap high, steep, deep; akin to Old Frisian stāp steep, Middle High German stief more at stoop Date: before 12th century 1. lofty, high used chiefly of a sea 2. making a large angle… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • steep — [[t]sti͟ːp[/t]] steeper, steepest, steeps, steeping, steeped 1) ADJ GRADED A steep slope rises at a very sharp angle and is difficult to go up. San Francisco is built on 40 hills and some are very steep. ...a narrow, steep sided valley. Derived… …   English dictionary

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