What does the word transverse mean?

Usage examples for transverse

  1. I went to the door of A 22. It was on the deck- level, in a tiny transverse passage just off the main lounging room. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 by Various
  2. This was a tall post with a small square frame hanging from a transverse beam, and seated on the lower strip of the frame was a large stuffed gray squirrel. – The Squirrel Inn by Frank R. Stockton
  3. Sit there, and Louis pointed to a low stool placed just beyond the transverse angle of the bench- like table which fronted the couch. – The Justice of the King by Hamilton Drummond