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Perimeter   /pərˈɪmətər/   Listen

The boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary.  Synonyms: border, margin.
A line enclosing a plane areas.
The size of something as given by the distance around it.  Synonym: circumference.

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"Perimeter" Quotes from Famous Books

... WHEEL OR SHAFT FROM TURNING BACK.—This is a substitute for a pawl and ratchet wheel. A is a drum or a hollow wheel and B a pulley on a shaft, and this pulley turns loosely with the drum (A). Four tangential slots (C) are cut into the perimeter of the pulley (B), and in each is a hardened steel roller (D). It matters not in what position the wheel (B) may be, at least two of the rollers will always be in contact with the inside of the drum (A), and thus cause the pulley and drum to turn together. On reversing the direction ...
— Practical Mechanics for Boys • J. S. Zerbe

... be grazed by rifle fire. The Modder after approaching the Riet changes its direction abruptly three tunes above the junction, enclosing a diamond-shaped area which provided the Boers with a ready-made perimeter camp. ...
— A Handbook of the Boer War • Gale and Polden, Limited

... most imposing; they are constructed of carefully-squared stone joined with cement of such extreme hardness that the weather has had no destructive effect. The perimeter of the fortress is about 4000 yards; the shape is nearly a parallelogram. The fosse varies in depth and width, but the minimum of the former is twenty-five feet, and of the width eighty feet, but in some places it exceeds one hundred ...
— Cyprus, as I Saw it in 1879 • Sir Samuel W. Baker

... British defensive works, when finally established, measured in circuit some sixteen miles. The range of the heavier hostile guns, as revealed by their early practice, compelled an extension to this degree, in order to hold them back beyond easy {p.194} command of the town. Fortunately this perimeter, which would indicate the enclosed area to have a diameter of from five to six miles, could be manned without overtaxing the numbers of the garrison. At the moment of investment the British force fit for duty was 572 officers and 12,924 men; total, 13,496. Of these, during ...
— Story of the War in South Africa - 1899-1900 • Alfred T. Mahan

... nine o'clock in the morning, in very clear weather, were installed on the booms of the mizzen-topmast. Thence they looked down on the whole ship and a portion of the ocean in a largo circumference. Behind, the perimeter of the horizon was broken to their eyes, only by the mainmast, carrying brigantine and fore-staff. That beacon hid from them a part of the sea and the sky. In the front, they saw the bowsprit stretching over the waves, with its three jibs, which were hauled tightly, spread out like three great ...
— Dick Sand - A Captain at Fifteen • Jules Verne

Words linked to "Perimeter" :   bound, boundary, lip, size, edge, line, border, circumference, girth

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