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traverse

1. a gallery or loft inside a building that crosses it
2. Maths another name for transversal
3. Nautical the zigzag course of a vessel tacking frequently
4. Law the formal denial of a fact alleged in the opposite party's pleading
5. Mountaineering a horizontal move across a face

Traverse

 

a barrier built, or formed naturally from earth or rocks, across a trench or in front of the entrance to a fortification to protect personnel from enfilade fire, artillery shrapnel, or aerial bombing. Traverses may be built to project from one side or both sides of a trench, or they may overhang a trench in the form of a bank of earth supported by a wooden or reinforced-concrete framework. A bank behind the rear slope of a trench is called a rear traverse if it is not equipped for firing.

traverse

[tra′vərs]
(engineering)
A survey consisting of a set of connecting lines of known length, meeting each other at measured angles. Also known as survey traverse.
Movement to right or left on a pivot or mount, as of a gun, launcher, or radar antenna.
(geology)
A line of survey or sampling across a thin section of geological region.
(meteorology)
A westerly wind in central France; it is moderate to strong, generally squally, humid and thundery in summer, especially on slopes facing west; it is cold in winter and spring and brings snow or hail showers.
(navigation)
A series of directions and distances, as those involved when a sailing vessel beats into the wind or a steam vessel zigzags.

traverse

1. A screen, railing, or other barrier across an opening to allow passage from one place to another by an official or dignitary, but to discourage unauthorized entry.
2. Same as survey traverse.

traverse