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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Diagonal \Di*ag"o*nal\, a. [L. diagonalis, fr. Gr. ? from to angle; dia` through + ? an angle; perh. akin to E. knee: cf. F. diagonal.] (Geom.) Joining two not adjacent angles of a quadrilateral or multilateral figure; running across from corner to corner; crossing at an angle with one of the sides. [1913 Webster] Diagonal bond (Masonry), herringbone work. See Herringbone, a. Diagonal built (Shipbuilding), built by forming the outer skin of two layers of planking, making angles of about 45[deg] with the keel, in opposite directions. Diagonal cleavage. See under Cleavage. Diagonal molding (Arch.), a chevron or zigzag molding. Diagonal rib. (Arch.) See Cross-springer. Diagonal scale, a scale which consists of a set of parallel lines, with other lines crossing them obliquely, so that their intersections furnish smaller subdivisions of the unit of measure than could be conveniently marked on a plain scale. Diagonal stratification. (Geol.) Same as Cross bedding, under Cross, a. [1913 Webster]