octagon

[ US /ˈɑktəˌɡɑn/ ]
[ UK /ˈɒktəɡən/ ]
NOUN
  1. an eight-sided polygon
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How To Use octagon In A Sentence

  • One drawing, dated 1768, shows a short-legged lidless partitioned square box, and another, dated 1769, shows an octagonal lidded container on short legs partitioned to hold eight bottles.
  • Rather like the “netless” in The Octagonal Raven, I just prefer to be able to choose my exposure to the rest of the world rather than have it chosen for me. Reality or Perception? « L.E. Modesitt, Jr. – The Official Website
  • The magazine tube holds 10 rounds and the tapered octagon barrel is 20 inches long.
  • Speaking generally, the design is formed by nine octagon figures, three by three, surrounded and divided by a guilloche cable band; the interspaces of the octagons are filled by four smaller square patterns, and the outer octagon spaces by 12 triangles. Scientific American Supplement, No. 514, November 7, 1885
  • It retains not only its original octagonal stamped English brasses and ivory escutcheons but also most of its gray-blue paper drawer and cupboard lining.
  • The sixty-foot-high building was a giant block of granite capped with castlelike battlements and four octagonal guard towers at its corners. The Thieves of Darkness
  • Various windows embellish the corridor, with the shape of square, circle, hexagon and octagon.
  • Opposite is a range rebuilt in the early C16 with central tower with octagonal turrets and two-storey oriel.
  • When the four flat pages are folded out, they form an octagon.
  • The 1885, as with most Winchesters of the time, was offered with many options including barrel length, round, octagon barrels or a combination thereof, set triggers, fancy wood and special sights.
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