Examples of tensile in a Sentence
the tensile strength of steel cable
Recent Examples of tensile from the Web
Through such inversion, it was theorized by intellectuals such as Mikhail Bakhtin, the tensile strength of prevailing social and political conventions could be tested and, where needed, improvements made.
Whataburger is testing the tensile strength of the fine line between burger genius and breakfast insanity with its latest menu item.
Though easily pulled apart if handled individually, those strands took on tensile strength when the artist, using the French braid technique for hair, fused them together to form a coil measuring 50 feet in length.
There will be a 65-foot waterfall people can walk behind and a 2-acre tensile metal aviary net overhead.
A person would need to leap a ten-foot tensile fence to get anywhere near the sign.
A disease that seems to have no end will test the tensile strength of love in any family.
The pilots of the seaplane, though beautifully uniformed, are unshod: Their bare feet on the pedals are as tensile as hands.
Tasting the best Austrian rieslings, which can combine a delicious richness with a coiled, tensile strength, would have required spending far more per bottle.
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Origin and Etymology of tensile
New Latin tensilis, from Latin tensus, past participle
First Known Use: 1626See Words from the same year
TENSILE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tensile for English Language Learners
: relating to the amount that something (such as a wire) can stretch or be stretched without breaking
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