Figure eights'

figure eight

noun
a figure or form composed of two loops formed by a continuous line crossing itself, as in the figure 8, especially as traced on ice in figure skating.
Also called figure of eight.


Origin:
1595–1605

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figure eight

noun
1. a knot having the shape of the numeral 8; tied in a rope that has been passed through a hole or pulley and that prevents the rope from coming loose 
2. a skating figure that carves an 8 in the ice 
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