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Definition of "conical" [conical]

  • Of, relating to, or shaped like a cone. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "conical" in a sentence
  • "The ensemble welcomed me with a song as deafening as it was spirited — to which I could imagine men in conical fur hats hurling aside tables and performing the famous, tendon-tearing Cossack squat-and-kick dance called the kazachok."
  • "Most common was the 8-bore, which fired a 1,250-grain conical bullet at about 1500 fps."
  • "Men accustomed to raise these structures for their dead kings or conquerors would carry the usage with them in their migrations, but arriving in Egypt, and seeing the impossibility of finding earth sufficiently tenacious for a mound, they would approximate as nearly as might be to their ancient custom by raising up a round heap of stones — in short, conical pyramids."