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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·val a.
 1. Of or pertaining to eggs; done in the egg, or inception; as, oval conceptions. [Obs.]
 2. Having the figure of an egg; oblong and curvilinear, with one end broader than the other, or with both ends of about the same breadth; in popular usage, elliptical.
 3. Bot. Broadly elliptical.
 Oval chuck Mech., a lathe chuck so constructed that work attached to it, and cut by the turning tool in the usual manner, becomes of an oval form.