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switchback

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noun switch·back \ ˈswich-ˌbak \

Definition of switchback

:a zigzag road, trail, or section of railroad tracks for climbing a steep hill

switchback

adjective

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First Known Use of switchback

1863


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switchback

verb

Definition of switchback

intransitive verb
:to follow a zigzag course especially for ascent or descent
  • a trail that switchbacks

First Known Use of switchback

1903


SWITCHBACK Defined for English Language Learners

switchback

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noun

Definition of switchback for English Language Learners

  • : a road, trail, or section of railroad tracks that has many sharp turns for climbing a steep hill


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