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Definition of Zigzag


  1. Something that has short turns or angles.
  2. A molding running in a zigzag line; a chevron, or series of chevrons. See Illust. of Chevron, 3.
  3. See Boyau.
  4. Having short, sharp turns; running this way and that in an onward course.
  5. To form with short turns.
  6. To move in a zigzag manner; also, to have a zigzag shape.

Zigzag Quotations

I see that the path of progress has never taken a straight line, but has always been a zigzag course amid the conflicting forces of right and wrong, truth and error, justice and injustice, cruelty and mercy.
Kelly Miller

The main stem was then in most cases twisted in a zigzag form, which process checked the flow of the sap, and at the same time encouraged the production of side branches at those parts of the stem where they were most desired.
Robert Fortune

I'm just taking one step at a time. I could zigzag one way, but it's not usually on purpose.

My own zigzag path through life led me back to Santa Cruz in the early Eighties, and I have revisited regularly since. The place hasn't changed: head in the clouds, backside on the hills and feet in the ocean - one of the most decent and beautiful places on earth.
Clive Sinclair

We call it the zigzag theory. You want to find something that zigs and something that zags and blend them together to get a better combined performance.
Louis Navellier
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Zigzag Translations

zigzag in Dutch is zaagvormig
zigzag in French is zigzag
zigzag in German is Zickzack
zigzag in Hungarian is cikcakk, zegzug, cikcakk vonal, szerpentin
zigzag in Italian is zigzag
zigzag in Spanish is zigzag
zigzag in Swedish is sicksack
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