Meaning of CATENARY in English


[ kə'ti:nəri ]

■ noun ( plural catenaries ) a curve formed by a chain hanging freely from two points on the same horizontal level.

↘a chain forming such a curve.

■ adjective of, involving, or denoting a ~.


C18: from L. catenarius 'relating to a chain', from catena 'chain'.

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