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Lateral

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lateral \Lat"er*al\, adjective [L. lateralis, fr. latus, lateris, side: cf. F. lat['e]ral.]

1. Of or pertaining to the sides; as, the lateral walls of a house; the lateral branches of a tree.

2. (Anat.) Lying at, or extending toward, the side; away from the mesial plane; external; -- opposed to {mesial}.

3. Directed to the side; as, a lateral view of a thing.

{Lateral cleavage} (Crystallog.), cleavage parallel to the lateral planes.

{Lateral equation} (Math.), an equation of the first degree. [Obs.]

{Lateral line} (Anat.), in fishes, a line of sensory organs along either side of the body, often marked by a distinct line of color.

{Lateral pressure} or {stress} (Mech.), a pressure or stress at right angles to the length, as of a beam or bridge; -- distinguished from longitudinal pressure or stress.

{Lateral strength} (Mech.), strength which resists a tendency to fracture arising from lateral pressure.

{Lateral system} (Bridge Building), the system of horizontal braces (as between two vertical trusses) by which lateral stiffness is secured. lateral

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

lateral \lat"er*al\, lateral pass \lat"er*al pass'\, noun (Football)

1. A short pass to a receiver who is upfield from the passer, i.e. is behind the passer relative to the direction of the passer's goal. [PJC]

2. A part or extension of something that points sideways, as a drift in a mine that goes to the side from the main one. [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

lateral \lat"er*al\, verb (used with an object) & i. (Football) To pass the footbal to a receiver who is behind the passer; to make a lateral pass; as, the ball was lateraled to the fullback, who ran it for a touchdown. [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

lateral

adjective

1: situated at or extending to the side; "the lateral branches of a tree"; "shot out sidelong boughs"- Tennyson [syn: {lateral}, {sidelong}]

2: lying away from the median and sagittal plane of a body; "lateral lemniscus"

noun

1: a pass to a receiver upfield from the passer [syn: {lateral pass}, {lateral}]


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