In the shape of an oval, or similar to the shape of an oval.
*1862 , "Mr. Axtell", The Atlantic Monthly , volume 10, page 447:
*1994 , Tito Perdue, The New Austerities , p. 33:
- Obeying the mighty behest, I beheld, and an ovaline picture, painted in the artistry of heaven, let down from the crystalline walls, that I might not see, and held fast by a cord of gold, safe in an angel's keeping, God had sent for me to look upon.
*2013 , Steve Moody, The Gossamer Intervention , page 272:
- He took two bottles, one of which held an ovaline pill that was faintly pink and bore a label on it with a picture of the moon.
- Passing the large, ovaline swimming pool with its pretty little wooden bridge that connected the adult swimming and children's splashing areas, they skirted along the sea-side edge of the main hotel and then veered to the right when they came to the croquet lawn.
Of a circle, to become stretched out in one direction, thereby becoming an oval.
*1974 , I. S. Tuba, R. A. Selby, Wallace B. Wright, Pressure Vessels and Piping: Analysis and Computers , page 99:
* 2003 , G. A. Antaki, Piping and Pipeline Engineering , page 285:
- The pipe partially restrains the elbow from ovalization but the elbow tendency to ovalize' forces the pipe to ' ovalize .
* 2012 , Karl J. Niklas, Hanns-Christof Spatz, Plant Physics , page 192:
- Under the effect of soil and external loads, the buried pipe will tend to ovalize , causing through-wall bending stresses.
- We say “in theory” because the cross section of a thin-walled tube can ovalize upon bending, which can lead to a local collapse of the tube.