zigzag


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Zigzag \Zig"zag`\, n. [F. zigzag, G. zickzack, from zacke,
   zacken, a dentil, tooth. Cf. Tack a small nail.]
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   1. Something that has short turns or angles.
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            The fanatics going straight forward and openly, the
            politicians by the surer mode of zigzag. --Burke.
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   2. (Arch.) A molding running in a zigzag line; a chevron, or
      series of chevrons. See Illust. of Chevron, 3.
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   3. (Fort.) See Boyau.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Zigzag \Zig"zag`\, a.
   Having short, sharp turns; running this way and that in an
   onward course.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Zigzag \Zig"zag`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Zigzagged; p. pr. & vb.
   n. Zigzagging.]
   To form with short turns.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Zigzag \Zig"zag`\, v. i.
   To move in a zigzag manner; also, to have a zigzag shape.
   --R. Browning.
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