Zigzag definition

zĭgzăg
A series of short, sharp angles or turns in alternate directions, as in a line or course.
noun
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To cause to move in or form a zigzag.
verb
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Something characterized by such a series, as a design, path, etc.
noun
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Having the form of a zigzag.

Zigzag stitching.

adjective
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In a zigzag manner or pattern.
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Moving in or having a zigzag.
adjective
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To move in or form a zigzag.

A destroyer zigzagging to evade torpedoes.

verb
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In a zigzag course.
adverb
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The definition of a zigzag is a pattern on a line with a sharp turns going in opposite directions at sharp angles.

An example of a zigzag is a stitch on sewing machine.

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Zigzag describes something that goes in a line with sharp turns and angles.

An example of something zigzag is the type of cut made with pinking shears.

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Something, such as a road or design, that exhibits one or a series of sharp turns.
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A line or course that proceeds by sharp turns in alternating directions.
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One of a series of such sharp turns.
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noun
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One of such sharp turns.
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Moving in, or having a zigzag.
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To move or to twist in a zigzag manner.
verb
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In a zigzag manner or pattern.
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A small town in Oregon.
pronoun
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To move or form in a zigzag.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
zigzag
Plural:
zigzags

Origin of zigzag

  • French alteration of zic-zac from German Zickzack perhaps reduplication of Zacke tooth, cog from Middle High German zacke point, nail

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Attested from 1712. Borrowing from French zigzag (attested from 1662), possibly from a Germanic source via Walloon ziczac (although German Zickzack is attested only from 1703).

    From Wiktionary