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angle1 the degree to which a line or plane slants with respect to a horizontal or vertical plane. [1/10 definitions]
chin in gymnastics, to pull (oneself) upward from a dangling position while grasping a horizontal bar until the chin is level with the bar. [1/3 definitions]
common fraction a fraction represented by a numerator, above a horizontal or diagonal line, and a denominator below. (Cf. decimal fraction.)
compass an instrument for determining direction, esp. one with a horizontal magnetic needle that rotates freely until it points to the magnetic north. [1/9 definitions]
cornice a horizontal frame or molding designed to conceal curtain rods, picture hooks, or the like. [1/4 definitions]
cross a symbol or structure formed by a vertical line or pole intersecting a horizontal one. [1/16 definitions]
deck a horizontal platform or floor that extends from side to side of a ship and that may have other platforms above or below it. [1/6 definitions]
dolmen a prehistoric structure that consists of two or more large stones set vertically and joined by a horizontal capstone.
flat1 having a horizontal surface. [2/17 definitions]
gibbet a structure built for execution by hanging and for the public exhibition of those hanged, consisting of a vertical post to which a horizontal beam is attached at the top; gallows. [1/2 definitions]
girder a heavy beam, usu. made of steel or wood, that serves as a horizontal support in a bridge or building.
inclined at an angle from a horizontal or vertical position; slanted; sloping. [1/2 definitions]
inclined plane a plane surface inclined at less than a right angle to a horizontal surface, used to roll or slide a load up or down.
limbo2 a West Indian dance in which the dancer bends backwards and passes under a horizontal pole that is lowered after each pass.
perpendicular at a right angle to a horizontal base; vertical or upright. [1/7 definitions]
potter's wheel a device consisting of a horizontal disk made to rotate by foot or motor power, that enables a potter to create cylindrical or rounded shapes in clay.
rail1 a horizontal bar that extends between two posts and serves as a barrier, fence, or the like. [1/4 definitions]
rooftree a horizontal beam running the length of a roof at its peak; ridgepole.
rung2 a horizontal crossbar, usu. rounded and usu. one of several, braced between two vertical members, as on a ladder or between the legs of a chair.
sill a horizontal strip or block serving as the foundation for a window or door frame. [1/2 definitions]
space bar a horizontal bar on a keyboard, as of a typewriter, that produces a blank space rather than a character.