from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The quality or condition of being tortuous; twistedness or crookedness.
  • n. A bent or twisted part, passage, or thing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. crookedness

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In geometry, the quality of being non-plane.
  • n. The state or attribute of being tortuous; tortuousness; crookedness.
  • n. A twisting or winding; a bend; a sinuosity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a tortuous and twisted shape or position


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  • Thanks for the word, grassdog. I like it.

    June 16, 2007