straight angle


: an angle whose sides lie in opposite directions from the vertex in the same straight line and which equals two right angles

Examples of straight angle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hitting an enemy at a perfectly straight angle could send the ball back into your hands, perhaps by throwing it a bit softer. Kevin Purdy, Ars Technica, 26 Apr. 2023 This dessert, a quenelle of red berry sorbet perched on top of mascarpone tinged green with basil oil, is very factory pomo with its straight angles and neon coloring. Soleil Ho,, 5 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1601, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of straight angle was in 1601

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Cite this Entry

“Straight angle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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