figure eight

noun

Definition of figure eight

:something resembling the Arabic numeral eight in form or shape: such 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 in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of figure eight

1748



FIGURE EIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

figure eight

noun

Definition of figure eight for English Language Learners

  • : something that is shaped like the numeral 8


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