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twizzle

verb twiz·zle \ ˈtwizəl \

Definition of twizzle

-ed/-ing/-s
British

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Origin and Etymology of twizzle

probably alteration of 2twistle


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twizzle

noun

Definition of twizzle

plural twizzles
figure skating
:a manuever in which a skater performs rapid, continuous rotations on one foot while skating forward or backward over the ice
  • The presentation includes complicated spins, tricky footwork, lifts and “twizzles,” which are vertical spins performed as the skater moves across the ice.
  • —M. Ferguson TinsleyPittsburgh Post-Gazette5 Jan. 2006
  • Quite simply, their heartfelt performance and technical mastery over ice dancing's ever more difficult elements—the lifts and spins and twizzles—set the bar too high …
  • —Dan Barnes, Calgary Herald (Alberta, Canada)23 Feb. 2010

Origin and Etymology of twizzle

probably derivative of1twizzle


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