from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The motion of the cutting tool in a machine: strictly, it denotes the motion across the work, but is popularly extended to mean the same as ‘travel’ (of the tool or its carriage). Originally, it was the horizontal angular motion of a gun-carriage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Adjustable laterally; having a lateral motion, or a swinging motion; adapted for giving lateral motion.
  • adjective (Mil.) one of two thick iron plates at the hinder part of a gun carriage, where the handspike is applied in traversing the piece.
  • adjective (Mil.) a platform for traversing guns.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of traverse.


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