horizontal horizontal  /ˌhɔ rə ˈzɑn təl/


  1. (n) something that is oriented horizontally
  2. (adj) parallel to or in the plane of the horizon or a base line


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  1. Michaels believed that the high-performance, horizontal model represented the best bet for the future.
  2. The heavens opened, and fierce gusts of wind turned the rain horizontal.
  3. Glistening behind him in the noonday sun were the falling remains of his plane's horizontal stabilizer, a part of the tail that is vital to maintaining control.


  1. WPX strikes success, drills more in Piceance Basin

    WPX Energy, encouraged by the success of its first horizontal drilling project in the Piceance Basin, is hoping to duplicate that success with one new well nearing completion and two more in the works.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Daily Sentinel

  2. Ohio horizontal wells map database

    This database of horizontally-fracked oil and gas wells is based on data provided weekly by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. You may search by county, the company or operator and status. A map shows the well origination points.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Mansfield News Journal

  3. Synergy Resources Announces Operated Horizontal Drilling Plans in the Wattenberg Field

    Synergy Resources Corporation announced its 18-month capital budget for the period ending August 31, 2014. The budget calls for a one rig horizontal drilling program on the Company's 17,046 net acres in......
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "It's a story house because it's hanging on the side of a hill," Brown said in response to the host's reference to the home's five-story design. "It's vertical, not horizontal."
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Jerry Brown Source: The Associated Press

  2. "I'd like to say I was going up for a dunk, but I think everybody knows that ain't true," Hamlin said. "When I went up, the person was lower than I was and I kind of clipped over his shoulder and I was horizontal to the ground - that was bad....
    on May 5, 2008 By: Denny Hamlin Source: USA Today

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