Zig"zag` (?), n. [F. zigzag, G. zickzack, from zacke, zacken, a dentil, tooth. Cf. Tack a small nail.]


Something that has short turns or angles.

The fanatics going straight forward and openly, the politicians by the surer mode of zigzag. Burke.

2. Arch.

A molding running in a zigzag line; a chevron, or series of chevrons. See Illust. of Chevron, 3.

3. Fort.

See Boyau.


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Zig"zag` (?), a.

Having short, sharp turns; running this way and that in an onward course.


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Zig"zag`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Zigzagged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Zigzagging.]

To form with short turns.


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Zig"zag`, v. i.

To move in a zigzag manner; also, to have a zigzag shape.

R. Browning.


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