Oct. 6 - Oct. 12, 2008

catenary

n. & adj.

1 n. (pl - ies)  1 a curve formed by a uniform chain hanging freely from two points not in the same vertical line. 2 a cable suspended in this fashion on a cableway, bridge, etc. adj. of or resembling such a curve.

[Latin catenarius from catena chain] 

Source: The Canadian Oxford Dictionary
 

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