angle of approach

angle of approach

[′aŋ·gəl əv ə′prōch]
(civil engineering)
The maximum angle of an incline onto which a vehicle can move from a horizontal plane without interference.
(mechanical engineering)
The angle that is turned through by either of paired wheels in gear from the first contact between a pair of teeth until the pitch points of these teeth fall together.
(ordnance)
Angle between the line along which a moving target is traveling and the line along which the gun is pointed.
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The engine can be readily accessed without having to tilt the cab, and the design gives the vehicle a 34[degrees] angle of approach.
Yesterday afternoon at Frankfurt Airport, the first satellite-supported precision landings with an increased angle of approach of 3.
Also featured are special tips on crossing waves or wakes by using an appropriate angle of approach and controlling the boat's speed for the given wake or wave size and frequency, avoiding collisions by maintaining a proper lookout, demonstrating frequent 360-degree visual checks, and assessing potential hazardous situations and taking early and decisive action.
His angle of approach makes it difficult for keepers.
STAY IN SIGHT Our next consideration is our angle of approach.
Here and there it discloses, almost inadvertently, his unique angle of approach and vision, but mostly it reiterates techniques of attention spawned by the New Criticism, which Dickey may have accepted as the foundation of American poetry in the fifties but whose limits and limitations he came to transcend.
Arstasis said that its Axera System provides a unique approach to vascular access by modifying the angle of approach used to create the hole in the femoral artery, the blood vessel used to introduce the instruments necessary for catheter-based procedures.
Surely not the golden boy Neymar dillied, he dallied, he changed his angle of approach and checked his run-up.
LAST week I discussed the desired angle of approach to create the required launch angle and spin rate on your drives.
They head for the top of the line from every direction possible, seemingly thinking that adopting a different angle of approach to their fellow passengers removes the requirement to queue.
LESS-A through an umbilical access can be extremely challenging due to the angle of approach and the difficulty in retracting organs; therefore, it is usually performed using the subcostal approach.
Storm surge is a very complex phenomenon because it is sensitive to the slightest changes in storm intensity, forward speed, size (radius of maximum winds-RMW), angle of approach to the coast, central pressure (minimal contribution in comparison to the wind), and the shape and characteristics of coastal features such as bays and estuaries," the center added.