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switchback

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noun switch·back \ˈswich-ˌbak\

Definition of switchback

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

switchback

adjective

1863

First Known Use of switchback

1863


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switchback

verb switch·back

Definition of switchback

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to follow a zigzag course especially for ascent or descent <a trail that switchbacks>

1903

First Known Use of switchback

1903


SWITCHBACK Defined for English Language Learners

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switchback

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noun switch·back \ˈswich-ˌbak\

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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