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figure eight

noun

Simple Definition of figure eight

  • : something that is shaped like the numeral 8

Full Definition of figure eight

  1. :  something resembling the Arabic numeral eight in form or shape: as a :  a small knot — see knot illustration b :  an embroidery stitch c :  a dance pattern d :  a skater's figure —called also figure-of-eight

Examples of figure eight

  1. The skater traced a figure eight on the ice.



1748

First Known Use of figure eight

1748


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