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Zigzag

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Zigzag \Zig"zag'\, adjective Having short, sharp turns; running this way and that in an onward course.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Zigzag \Zig"zag'\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Zigzagged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Zigzagging}.] To form with short turns.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Zigzag \Zig"zag'\, verb (used without an object) To move in a zigzag manner; also, to have a zigzag shape. --R. Browning.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Zigzag \Zig"zag'\, noun [F. zigzag, G. zickzack, from zacke, zacken, a dentil, tooth. Cf. {Tack} a small nail.]

1. Something that has short turns or angles.

The fanatics going straight forward and openly, the politicians by the surer mode of zigzag. --Burke.

2. (Arch.) A molding running in a zigzag line; a chevron, or series of chevrons. See Illust. of {Chevron}, 3.

3. (Fort.) See {Boyau}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

zigzag

adverb

1: in a zigzag course or on a zigzag path; "birds flew zigzag across the blue sky"

adjective

1: having short sharp turns or angles [syn: {zigzag}, {zig- zag}]

noun

1: an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions [syn: {zigzag}, {zig}, {zag}]

verb

1: travel along a zigzag path; "The river zigzags through the countryside" [syn: {zigzag}, {crank}]


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