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Meaning of TENSILE

Pronunciation:  'tensul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out; "ductile copper"; "malleable metals such as gold"; "they soaked the leather to made it pliable"; "pliant molten glass"; "made of highly tensile steel alloy"
  2. [adj]  of or relating to tension; "tensile stress"; "tensile pull"
 

TENSILE is a 7 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: ductile, elastic, malleable, pliable, pliant, tractile
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ten"sile\, a. [See {Tense}, a.]
1. Of or pertaining to extension; as, tensile strength.

2. Capable of extension; ductile; tensible. --Bacon.

 

 

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