Definition Of zigzag


a line or course having abrupt alternate right and left turns.

she traced a zigzag on the metal with her finger

have or move along in a zigzag course.

the path zigzagged between dry rises in the land

having the form of a zigzag; veering to right and left alternately.

when chased by a predator, some animals take a zigzag course

so as to move right and left alternately.

she drives zigzag across the city

Example Of zigzag

  • At length the road became nothing more than a path, zigzagging down a crumbling mountain slope.

  • Belle flip-flops zigzaggedly toward her father, squealing at the top of her lungs.

  • Even with the new snow, I could see a faint trail zigzagging up the ridge.

  • Females will fly to their nests in zigzags or semi-circles to avoid leading a predator directly to the nest.

  • For two weeks he sat on a bus that zigzagged along the eastern seaboard picking up other criminals who were being reassigned from one jail to another.

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