Definition of tensile adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    tensile

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈtɛnsl//
     
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  1. 1[only before noun] used to describe the extent to which something can stretch without breaking the tensile strength of rope
  2. 2that can be drawn out or stretched tensile cable
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