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: spin, twirl


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plural twizzles
figure skating
: a maneuver 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 Tinsley, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 5 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

Word History



probably alteration of twistle entry 2


probably derivative of twizzle entry 1

First Known Use


circa 1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of twizzle was circa 1975

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“Twizzle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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