, course, or progression characterized by sharp turns first to one side and then to the other.
one of a series of such turns, as in a line or path.
proceeding or formed in a zigzag: zigzag stitches.
with frequent sharp turns from side to side; in a zigzag manner: The child ran zigzag along the beach.
verb (used with object)
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.
verb (used without object) 6.
to proceed in a zigzag line or course.
Origin: 1705–15; Related forms
replacing earlier ziczac
< German zickzack,
gradational compound based on Zacke tack1
zig·zag·ged·ness /ˈzɪgˌzægɪdnɪs/ [zig-zag-id-nis] Show IPA , noun