Zigzag

Definition of Zigzag

Zig´zag`
n.1.
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.
a.1.Having short, sharp turns; running this way and that in an onward course.
v. t.1.To form with short turns.
[imp. & p. p. Zigzagged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Zigzagging.]
v. i.1.To move in a zigzag manner; also, to have a zigzag shape.

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