Lateral

Definition of Lateral

Lat´er`al
a.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.
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
(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.
n.1.(Football) 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.
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.
v. t. & i.1.(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.

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