# snub cube

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## English[edit]

### Etymology[edit]

From *snub* (“derived from a simpler polyhedron by adding triangular faces”) + *cube*.

### Noun[edit]

**snub cube** (*plural* **snub cubes**)

- (geometry) An Archimedean solid with thirty-eight faces, of which six are squares (no two of which share a vertex) and thirty-two are equilateral triangles.
**1995**, R. H. Hardin, N. J. A. Sloane,*Codes (Spherical) and Designs (Experimental)*, Robert Calderbank (editor),*Different Aspects of Coding Theory: American Mathematical Society Short Course*, Proceedings of Symposia in Applied Mathematics, Volume 50, page 183,- Robinson [
**67**] showed in 1961 that the best packing of 24 points is achieved by the vertices of a regular**snub cube**, one of the Archimedean solids (cf. [**20**]).

- Robinson [
**1996**, William P. Schaefer,*The*,**Snub Cube**in the Glanville Courtyard of the Beckman Institute at the California Institute of Technology*The Chemical Intelligencer*, reprinted in 2015, Balazs Hargittai, István Hargittai (editors),*Culture of Chemistry: The Best Articles on the Human Side of 20th-Century Chemistry from the Archives of the Chemical Intelligencer*, page 55,- A wooden model, though, showed that with a sufficiently strong flow, the entire surface of the solid could be wet; we were given the go-ahead to install a five-foot-tall, granite
**snub cube**in the fountain.

- A wooden model, though, showed that with a sufficiently strong flow, the entire surface of the solid could be wet; we were given the go-ahead to install a five-foot-tall, granite
**2005**, Charles M. Quinn, Patrick Fowler, David Redmond,*Computational Quantum Chemistry II: The Group Theory Calculator*, page 44,- Two of these are chiral pairs, the
*dextro***snub cube**and its chiral partner, the*laevo***snub cube**; the third is the regular orbit of T_{d}point symmetry, while the fourth is the regular orbit of T_{h}symmetry.

- Two of these are chiral pairs, the

#### Synonyms[edit]

- (polyhedron with 6 square and 32 triangular faces): cubus sinus, snub cuboctahedron