Con*tour"(?), n. [F. contour, fr. contourner to mark the outlines; con- + tourner to turn. See Turn.] 1. The outline of a figure or body, or the line or lines representing such an outline; the line that bounds; periphery.
Titian's coloring and contours.A. Drummond.
(Mil.) The outline of a horizontal section of the ground, or of works of fortification.
(Zol.), those feathers that form the general covering of a bird. --
Contour of ground
(Surv.), the outline of the surface of ground with respect to its undulation, etc. --
(Topographical Suv.), the line in which a horizontal plane intersects a portion of ground, or the corresponding line in a map or chart.
Con`tour`n'(?), a. [F., p. p. of contourner to twist.] (Her.) Turned in a direction which is not the usual one; -- said of an animal turned to the sinister which is usually turned to the dexter, or the like.
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