Definitions for: Zigzag

[n] an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions
[adv] in a zigzag course or on a zigzag path; "birds flew zigzag across the blue sky"
[adj] having short sharp turns or angles
[v] travel along a zigzag path; "The river zigzags through the countryside"

Webster (1913) Definition: Zig"zag`, n. [F. zigzag, G. zickzack, from zacke,
zacken, a dentil, tooth. Cf. Tack a small nail.]
1. Something that has short turns or angles.

The fanatics going straight forward and openly, the
politicians by the surer mode of zigzag. --Burke.

2. (Arch.) A molding running in a zigzag line; a chevron, or
series of chevrons. See Illust. of Chevron, 3.

3. (Fort.) See Boyau.

Zig"zag`, a.
Having short, sharp turns; running this way and that in an
onward course.

Zig"zag`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Zigzagged; p. pr. & vb.
n. Zigzagging.]
To form with short turns.

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

Synonyms: crank, crooked, zag, zig

See Also: angular shape, angularity, go, locomote, move, travel, turn

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