- a curve or arc, especially in architecture or in the design of a ship
verb (hanc, ing)
- 1974: He wears a minimal white cotton brief, and is pleased by the of its pouch, a catenary dip as he faces the mirror, the profile navicular and ostent. " Guy Davenport, Tatlin!
- (context, transitive, obsolete) To raise, to elevate - Lydgate
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