zigzag

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  • Info A zigzag is a pattern made up of small corners at variable angles, though constant within the zigzag, tracing a path between two parallel lines; it can be described as both jagged and fairly regular.
  • Another design showed a round center with four zigzag lines running to the border. Cited from Days of the Discoverers, by L. Lamprey
  • A zigzag of rooms, one running into another, led back to the starting-point. Cited from The Man Who Laughs, by Victor Hugo
  • One side is plain, the other has a design of plain and zigzag lines. Cited from Collections Made During the Field Season of 1881, by William H. Holmes
  • It zigzagged so that he could not see ahead more than a few yards at a time. Cited from Riders of the Purple Sage, by Zane Grey
  • The sun zigzagged across the sky and then back up into the air and disappeared.
  • Its movements became less wild and large; the zigzags began to shape themselves into something like characters. Cited from Entire PG Edition of William Dean Howells
  • Soon after leaving the zigzag there is a series of three hills to the north of the road. Cited from How Jerusalem Was Won, by W.T. Massey
  • These lines may break into a zigzag pattern and run from head to tail.
  • They soon made out its trail, which moved down to the creek in a zigzag fashion. Cited from The Rover Boys out West, Arthur M. Winfield
  • They sort of zigzag their way, but it's a path any horse can make without danger. Cited from The Forfeit, by Ridgwell Cullum
  • It then zigzags to the west and north through an area known as Grand Point.
  • The upper part shows a golden zigzag line on a blue background.
  • The formation above opened and zigzagged, but they were too high to be in much danger. Cited from Mr. Standfast, by John Buchan
  • Through deep snow I zigzagged up for three miles before deciding to camp. Cited from The Home of the Blizzard, by Sir Douglas Mawson
  • I shall take the lanthorn with us to see our way up the zigzag. Cited from The Lost Middy, by George Manville Fenn
  • Sometimes they are zigzag lanes of water just wide enough to be impossible to cross. Cited from The North Pole, by Robert E. Peary
  • The road to success with him was no zigzag journey -- from the first he went straight to the front. Cited from Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Musicians, by Elbert Hubbard
  • The road ran above it, zigzag along the hill-side. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 10, No. 60, October 1862, by Various
  • In going up a steep hill a zigzag course will be necessary. Cited from Outdoor Sports and Games, by Claude H. Miller
  • That road that cuts through the park includes a zigzag section open only to light vehicles.
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Meaning of zigzag

  • noun An angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions
  • verb Travel along a zigzag path
    The river zigzags through the countryside
  • adverb In a zigzag course or on a zigzag path
    birds flew zigzag across the blue sky