Definitions for "Transverse wave"
A wave in which the individual particles of a medium vibrate from side to side perpendicularly (transversely) to the direction in which the wave travels. The vibrations along a stretched string are transverse waves. Image of transverse wave in a spring. Image of water drop producing a wave. Discription of transverse wave.
a wave pulse in which points on the wave move perpendicular to the direction of wave propagation.
a bit different to waves at the beach as the air is compressed rather than moving up and down