1. a series of short, sharp angles or turns in alternate directions, as in a line or course
2. something characterized by such a series, as a design, path, etc.
3. having the form of a zigzag
⇒ zigzag stitching
4. in a zigzag course
verb transitive, verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈzigˌzagged or ˈzigˌzagging
5. to move or form in a zigzag
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Word origin of 'zigzag'Fr, prob. < Ger zickzack, redupl. < zacke, a tooth, sharp prong or point