reverse curve

noun

Definition of reverse curve

  1. :  an S-shaped curve (as in a railway line or a highway) made by joining two simple curves turning in opposite directions; broadly :  a stretch formed of two oppositely turning simple curves joined by a tangent

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1821

First Known Use of reverse curve

1821


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