zigzag

Part of speech: verb

To form a zigzag; move in zigzag.

Part of speech: adjective

Having a series of zigzags.

Part of speech: noun

A series of short, sharp angles from one side to the other; something, as a path, having such angles.

Part of speech: adverb

In a zigzag manner.

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Usage examples "zigzag":

  1. Jimmy moved rapidly across the enclosure on an irregular zigzag. - "The Adventures of Bobby Orde", 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", Fannie Hurst.
  3. In the case of the Propylaea, the approach was by a zigzag road up a steep grade. - "Problems in Periclean Buildings", G. W. Elderkin.