What does the word octagon mean?

Usage examples for octagon

  1. Then we lowered the timbers lengthwise inside the cable, which we could do because the steeple was an octagon with ornamented corners, and these left spaces where the wire rope was stretched around. – Careers of Danger and Daring by Cleveland Moffett
  2. For answer his lips press hers in a long kiss, and she is taken up in his strong arms and not loosed until the ascent is made and the octagon room reached; there he leads her to a seat, and throws himself on a cushion at her feet. – A Heart-Song of To-day by Annie Gregg Savigny
  3. The four columns at the crossing which support the octagon are of larger dimensions than those in the nave. – Cathedral Cities of Italy by William Wiehe Collins