Transverse lobe piercing involves piercing at a 90 degree angle to the norm, hence piercing through the lobe the long way if you will. see: everything to do with body piercing

The directions orthogonal to the direction of propagation of a wave.

Trans*verse" (?), a. [L. transversus, p. p. of transvertere to turn on direct across; trans across + vertere to turn: cf. F. transverse. See Verse, and cf. Traverse.]

Lying or being across, or in a crosswise direction; athwart; -- often opposed to longitudinal.

Transverse axis (of an ellipse or hyperbola) Geom., that axis which passes through the foci. -- Transverse partition Bot., a partition, as of a pericarp, at right angles with the valves, as in the siliques of mustard.


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Trans"verse (?), n.


Anything that is transverse or athwart.

2. Geom.

The longer, or transverse, axis of an ellipse.


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Trans*verse" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transversed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Transversing.]

To overturn; to change.


C. Leslie.


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Trans*verse", v. t. [Pref. trans- + verse, n. Cf.Transpose.]

To change from prose into verse, or from verse into prose.


Duke of Buckingham.


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