Definition of conical
: resembling a cone especially in shape
conicallyplay \ˈkä-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of conical in a Sentence
The tree has a conical shape.
Recent Examples of conical from the Web
A cyclo (bicycle taxi) with a lipstick-red hood, custom-made in Vietnam, sits in the window, and a mural of a woman who looks suspiciously like Ms. Vo greets guests wearing non la, the classic conical hat.
But unlike the conical teeth of modern crocodiles, Razana had serrated teeth that were even larger than those found on T. rex and other similarly sized predatory dinosaurs.
Hummingbirds lay eggs that look like Tic Tacs, owls lay nigh-perfect spheres, and sandpipers lay almost conical eggs that end in a rounded point.
Marking the northern gateway to the Northeast Coast National Scenic Area, Nanya is a must-see for its mesmerizing, conical rock formations.
The hands cup the slime into a conical mound, then flatten the pile with the bulb end of a ladle.
This course arrives in a custom-made, conical plate that looks like an inverted tagine and keeps its concepts toasty warm to the last spoonful.
The conical shape of the innovative Gulf Stream tank isn’t some design quirk, said Andy Dehart, the Frost’s director of animal husbandry.
The aquarium’s pièce de résistance: A 500,000-gallon, conical tank that holds deepwater fish from the nearby Gulf Stream.
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First Known Use of conical
CONICAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of conical for English Language Learners
: shaped like a cone
CONICAL Defined for Kids
Definition of conical for Students
: shaped like a cone a conical hill
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