Dictionary

right angle

noun

: an angle formed by two lines that are perpendicular to each other : an angle that measures 90°

Full Definition of RIGHT ANGLE

:  the angle bounded by two lines perpendicular to each other :  an angle of 90° or 12 π radians
right–an·gled \ˈrīt-ˈaŋ-gəld\ or right–an·gle \-gəl\ adjective
ADVERTISEMENT

Examples of RIGHT ANGLE

  1. A square has four right angles.
  2. Hold the nail at a right angle to the board.
  3. The two boards are joined at right angles to each other.

First Known Use of RIGHT ANGLE

15th century
RIGHT ANGLE Defined for Kids

right angle

noun

Definition of RIGHT ANGLE for Kids

:  an angle formed by two lines that are perpendicular to each other :  an angle of 90 degrees

Browse

3 ENTRIES FOUND:
Next Word in the Dictionary: right–angle clampPrevious Word in the Dictionary: right and leftAll Words Near: right angle
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears