a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso
- external oblique muscle - musculus obliquus externus abdominis - abdominal external oblique muscle
any grammatical case other than the nominative
- oblique case
indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way
"used devious means to achieve success"
"gave oblique answers to direct questions"
"oblique political maneuvers"
slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled
"the oblique rays of the winter sun"
"acute and obtuse angles are oblique angles"
"the axis of an oblique cone is not perpendicular to its base"