Definition Of traverse

verb

(of a curtain rod) allowing the curtain to be opened and closed by sliding it along the rod.

There is so much on the market today - decorative traverse rods, pole sets, metal or wood rods.

a mechanism enabling a large gun to be turned to face a different direction.

Each time the gun is fired, the tube must go into detente for cartridge ejection, and the power traverse of the turret is inoperable during ejection and reloading operations.

a pair of right-angled bends incorporated in a trench to avoid enfilading fire.

"Sir," announced an orderly, poking his head around a traverse in the trench, "dinner is served."

a part of a structure that extends or is fixed across something.

The access to the feed was adapted to the size of animals with a traverse allowing only one animal to enter.

a single line of survey, usually plotted from compass bearings and chained or paced distances between angular points.

The backbone of any land survey is a traverse consisting of a sequence of n stations numbered 1,2, ..., n.


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Example Of traverse

  • "Sir," announced an orderly, poking his head around a traverse in the trench, "dinner is served."

  • A traverse then leads to a ledge from which a short narrow descent may be rigged to the streamway below.

  • a narrow traverse made lethal by snow and ice

  • A short traverse led to the foot of the cornice and I managed to ease my way across to it, virtually hanging from my ice axe.

  • After a long traverse the path turns right and enters a stand of conifers.


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