Meaning of LATERAL in English


Function: noun

Date: 1851

1 : a branch from the main part (as in an irrigation or electrical system)

2 : a pass in football thrown parallel to the line of scrimmage or in a direction away from the opponent's goal

3 : a lateral speech sound

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.