Definition of Cigar-shaped
1. Adjective. Tapering at each end.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cigar-shaped
Literary usage of Cigar-shaped
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Harvard African Studies by African Dept (1917)
"One more step — that of binding permanently together three, instead of two, cigar-shaped bundles of reeds — and the balsa, as found today on the Upper Nile ..."
2. Military Geology and Topography: A Presentation of Certain Phases of Geology by Herbert Ernest Gregory (1918)
"It will be noted from the diagrams that the end of a cigar-shaped ... In a cigar- shaped mountain the rocks dip away from the center in all directions. ..."
3. Aircraft of To-day: A Popular Account of the Conquest of the Air by Charles Cyril Turner (1917)
"A rigid airship, roughly cigar- shaped, 418 feet long, 399000 cubic feet capacity, ... Successful when descending to water, cigar-shaped balloon. Very IOO. ..."
4. Manual of Fruit Insects by Mark Vernon Slingerland, Cyrus Richard Crosby (1914)
"but the curious little cigar-shaped suits in which the caterpillars live in May and June are quite conspicuous on the foliage. ..."
5. The Aerospace Year Book (1919)
"... flies with a cigar-shaped balloon, 91 feet long; equipped with a Daimler motor and a two-bladed aluminum propeller. German experiment. ..."