A destroyer zigzagging to evade torpedoes.
An example of a zigzag is a stitch on sewing machine.
An example of something zigzag is the type of cut made with pinking shears.
Other Word Forms
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