Meaning of zigzag

zig•zag

Pronunciation: (zig'zag"), [key]
— n., adj., adv., v., -zagged, -zag•ging.
—n.
  1. a line, course, or progression characterized by sharp turns first to one side and then to the other.
  2. one of a series of such turns, as in a line or path.
—adj.
  1. proceeding or formed in a zigzag: zigzag stitches.
—adv.
  1. with frequent sharp turns from side to side; in a zigzag manner: The child ran zigzag along the beach.
—v.t.
  1. to make (something) zigzag, as in form or course; move or maneuver (something) in a zigzag direction: They zigzagged their course to confuse the enemy.
—v.i.
  1. to proceed in a zigzag line or course.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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