figure of eight

figure of eight
(a pattern etc in the shape of the figure 8: The skater did a figure of eight.) ottetal
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(a pattern etc in the shape of the figure 8: The skater did a figure of eight.) ottetal

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  • figure of eight — BrE .figure eight AmE n the pattern or shape of a number eight, as seen in a knot, dance etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • figure of eight — noun 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 • Syn: ↑figure eight • Hypernyms: ↑knot * * * noun see figure eight * * * 1. See …   Useful english dictionary

  • figure of eight — figures of eight N COUNT A figure of eight is something that has the shape of the number 8, for example a knot or a movement done by a skater. [BRIT] (in AM, usually use figure eight) …   English dictionary

  • figure of eight — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms figure of eight : singular figure of eight plural figure of eights British the shape of the number 8 …   English dictionary

  • Figure-of-eight knot — Figure Fig ure (f[i^]g [ u]r; 135), n. [F., figure, L. figura; akin to fingere to form, shape, feign. See {Feign}.] 1. The form of anything; shape; outline; appearance. [1913 Webster] Flowers have all exquisite figures. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Figure-of-eight knot — knot details | name=Figure of eight knot names=Figure eight knot, Savoy knot, Flemish knot, double stopper type=stopper strength=80% origin=Ancient related=Stevedore knot, Figure of eight loop, Figure of eight follow through, Directional figure… …   Wikipedia

  • Figure-of-eight loop — Knot details name=Figure of eight loop names= Flemish loop type= loop strength= origin= related= figure of eight knot, flemish bend releasing= uses= sailing, climbing, camping, caving caveat= abok number= #1047A figure of eight loop (also Flemish …   Wikipedia

  • figure of eight — fig′ure of eight′ n. 1) figure eight 2) navig. a knot resembling the figure 8 • Etymology: 1595–1605 …   From formal English to slang

  • figure of eight — 1. See figure eight. 2. a knot resembling the figure 8. See illus. under knot. [1595 1605] * * * …   Universalium

  • figure-of-eight — noun a) A device for abseiling, so called for its shape. Also figure eight, figure 8. b) A type of knot …   Wiktionary

  • figure of eight — (N. Amer. figure eight) noun an object or movement having the shape of the number eight …   English new terms dictionary

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