Found 4 items, similar to spiral.
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adj : in the shape of a coil [syn: coiling
n 1: a plane curve traced by a point circling about the center
but at ever-greater distances from it
2: a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and
cuts the element at a constant angle [syn: helix
3: ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around
a center with an increasing distance from the center [syn:
4: a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous
series of loops; “a coil of rope”
5: flying downward in a helical path with a large radius
v 1: to wind or move in a spiral course; “the muscles and nerves
of his fine drawn body were coiling for action”
smoke coiling up into the sky”
; “the young people
gyrated on the dance floor”
2: form a spiral; “The path spirals up the mountain”
3: move in a spiral or zigzag course [syn: corkscrew
English → English
, n. [Cf. F. spirale. See Spiral
1. (Geom.) A plane curve, not re["e]ntrant, described by a
point, called the generatrix, moving along a straight line
according to a mathematical law, while the line is
revolving about a fixed point called the pole. Cf.
2. Anything which has a spiral form, as a spiral shell.
,a plane curve which cuts all its
generatrices at the same angle. Same as Logarithmic spiral
, under Logarithmic
Spiral of Archimedes
, a spiral the law of which is that the
generatrix moves uniformly along the revolving line, which
also moves uniformly.
, a. [Cf. F. spiral. See Spire
1. Winding or circling round a center or pole and gradually
receding from it; as, the spiral curve of a watch spring.
2. Winding round a cylinder or imaginary axis, and at the
same time rising or advancing forward; winding like the
thread of a screw; helical.
3. (Geom.) Of or pertaining to a spiral; like a spiral.
, or Spiral wheel
(Mach.), a gear resembling
in general a spur gear, but having its teeth cut at an
angle with its axis, or so that they form small portions
of screws or spirals.
, a kind of gearing sometimes used in light
machinery, in which spiral gears, instead of bevel gears,
are used to transmit motion between shafts that are not
, an operculum whih has spiral lines of
, any shell in which the whorls form a spiral
. See the Note under Spring
, n., 4.