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oblong

noun [C] uk   /ˈɒb.lɒŋ/ us    /ˈɑː.blɑːŋ/
an object or shape that is longer than it is wide, especially a flat shape with four sides and four angles of 90° and opposite sides of equal length
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Geometrical shapesSpherical, circular and annular objects
oblong
adjective uk   us  
an oblong boxGeometrical shapesSpherical, circular and annular objects
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