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Found 2 items, similar to Cycloid.

**English → English** (WordNet)
Definition: cycloid
cycloid
adj : resembling a circle [syn: cycloidal]
cycloid
n : a line generated by a point on a circle rolling along a
straight line

**English → English** (gcide)
Definition: Cycloid
Cycloid *\Cy"cloid\*, n. (Zo["o]l.)
One of the Cycloidei.
[1913 Webster]
Cycloid *\Cy"cloid\* (s?"kloid), n. [Cyclo- + -oid: cf. F.
cyclo["i]de.] (Geom.)
A curve generated by a point in the plane of a circle when
the circle is rolled along a straight line, keeping always in
the same plane.
[1913 Webster]
Note: The common cycloid is the curve described when the
generating point (p) is on the circumference of the
generating circle; the curtate cycloid, when that point
lies without the circumference; the prolate or
inflected cycloid, when the generating point (p) lies
within that circumference.
[1913 Webster]
Cycloid *\Cy"cloid\*, a. (Zo["o]l.)
Of or pertaining to the Cycloidei.
[1913 Webster]
Cycloid scale (Zo["o]l.), a fish scale which is thin and
shows concentric lines of growth, without serrations on
the margin.
[1913 Webster]

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