What does the word zigzag mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To form a zigzag; move in zigzag.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Having a series of zigzags.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • In a zigzag manner.

Usage examples for zigzag

  1. Jimmy moved rapidly across the enclosure on an irregular zigzag. – The Adventures of Bobby Orde by Stewart Edward White
  2. Landed them four stories high and dry in a strictly modern apartment of three dark, square bedrooms, a square dining- room ventilated by an airshaft, and a square pocket of a kitchen that looked out upon a zigzag of fire- escape. – Every Soul Hath Its Song by Fannie Hurst
  3. In the case of the Propylaea, the approach was by a zigzag road up a steep grade. – Problems in Periclean Buildings by G. W. Elderkin
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