Meaning of CATENARY in English


n. & adj.

n. (pl. -ies) a curve formed by a uniform chain hanging freely from two points not in the same vertical line.

adj. of or resembling such a curve. catenary bridge a suspension bridge hung from such chains.

[ L catenarius f. catena chain ]

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