twizzle

verb
twiz·​zle | \ ˈtwizəl \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of twizzle

 (Entry 1 of 2)

British
: spin, twirl

twizzle

noun
plural twizzles

Definition of twizzle (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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First Known Use of twizzle

Noun

circa 1975, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for twizzle

Verb

probably alteration of twistle entry 2

Noun

probably derivative of twizzle entry 1

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The first known use of twizzle was circa 1975

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“Twizzle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/twizzle. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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