What does the word quadrangular mean?

  • Noting a figure having four angles.

  • Applied to a four- angled body.

Usage examples for quadrangular

  1. A lofty wall, built of large square blocks of Pentelic marble, faced on the west side by a row of Corinthian columns, enclosed a quadrangular court, measuring 328 feet from east to west, by 250 feet from north to south. – The Care of Books by John Willis Clark
  2. But the peculiarity about the group which renders it so exceedingly dangerous to strangers is that it forms part of an extensive reef, roughly of quadrangular form, the belt of reef being about three miles wide, with a fine open space inside divided into two fairly good anchorages by a reef stretching across it in a north- westerly direction, from the westerly extremity of Cayo Grande to the main reef. – The Log of a Privateersman by Harry Collingwood
  3. As a shelter from a rather cold north wind, she was sitting in full sun under the protection of a yew hedge of ancient growth, which ran out at right angles to the library, and made one side of a quadrangular rose- garden, planted by Mrs. Mannering long ago, and now, like everything else, in confusion and neglect. – Elizabeth's Campaign by Mrs. Humphrey Ward

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