zigzag

Definitions:

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  • A line or course that proceeds by sharp turns in alternating directions.
  • One of a series of such sharp turns.
  • Something, such as a road or design, that exhibits one or a series of sharp turns.
  • Moving in or having a zigzag.
  • In a zigzag manner or pattern.
  • To move in or form a zigzag.
  • To cause to move in or form a zigzag.
  • In a zigzag manner; with frequent sharp turns.
  • To move or advance in a zigzag fashion; form zigzags in a course; turn sharply back and forth.
  • To form in zigzags, or with short turns or angles.
  • A sharp turning back and forth or in and out; an irregular, abrupt angulation; one of a series of sharp turns in a linear or curvilinear course: nearly always in the plural.
  • A formation with a succession of sharp turnings or angles; something that has a number of abrupt angulations, like those of chain-lightning.
  • Specifically
  • A winding path with sharp turns, as up the side of a steep mountain.
  • In <em>fortification</em>, a trench of approach against a fortress, so constructed that the line of trench may not be enfiladed by the defenders: same as <internalXref urlencoded="boyau">boyau</internalXref>.
  • In <em>architecture</em>, same as <internalXref urlencoded="chevron">chevron</internalXref>, 2.
  • In the <em>fisheries</em>, a salmon-stair or fish way.
  • In <em>entomology</em>, a British moth, <em>Bombyx dispar.</em>
  • Having sharp and quick turns or flexures; turning frequently back and forth; in <em>botany</em>, angularly bent from side to side.
  • To form with short turns.
  • Having short, sharp turns; running this way and that in an onward course.
  • To move in a zigzag manner; also, to have a zigzag shape.
  • Something that has short turns or angles.
  • A molding running in a zigzag line; a chevron, or series of chevrons. See <ex>Illust.</ex> of <er>Chevron</er>, 3.
  • See <er>Boyau</er>.
  • a <xref>line</xref> or <xref>path</xref> that <xref>proceeds</xref> by <xref>sharp</xref> <xref>turns</xref> in <xref>alternating</xref> <xref>directions</xref>
  • one of such sharp turns
  • Moving in, or having a zigzag.
  • to move in a zigzag manner
  • in a zigzag <xref>manner</xref> or <xref>pattern</xref>
  • having short sharp turns or angles
  • in a zigzag course or on a zigzag path
  • having short sharp turns or angles
  • travel along a zigzag path
  • an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions
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