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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It has a 31 degree angle of approach and a 30 degree angle of departure, ground clearance is 270mm (10.6in) at the front and 241mm (9.5in) at the rear.
The latest G-Class has a 31 degree angle of approach and a 30 degree angle of departure, ground clearance is 10.6-inches at the front and 9.5-inches at the rear.
His angle of approach, turning sharp right once on Parliament Square then veering left on the wrong side of the road gave him a better angle of approach.
Endoscopic FB retrieval in a patient with a FB located more distally may be complicated by a more difficult angle of approach and the inability to use a laryngoscope with a larger working channel.
The angle of approach for start points 2 and 4 was 30[degrees], and for start points 1 and 5, the approach angle was 60[degrees].
The engine can be readily accessed without having to tilt the cab, and the design gives the vehicle a 34[degrees] angle of approach.
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. Granted, it's often not within our control because of cover, creek banks, fencerows and other obstacles, but when possible we should approach the pointing dog from the front or side in his view.
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.