Definition of zigzag noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈzɪɡzæɡ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈzɪɡzæɡ//
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a line or pattern that looks like a series of letter W’s as it bends to the left and then to the right again The path descended the hill in a series of zigzags. The path rose in zigzags up the hillside. Word Originearly 18th cent.: from French, from German Zickzack, symbolic of alternation of direction, first applied to fortifications.
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