The word "zigzag" is used to describe a pattern that uses diagonal lines, or when forward movement changes direction, often in the form of a pattern.
This pillow has a zigzag pattern:
This unusual word can be used as a verb, as an adjective, and sometimes it’s a noun.
- The sailboat zigzagged across the lake.
- A driver was zigzagging on the highway, so a police officer pulled him over and gave him a ticket for reckless driving.
- Looking down from an airplane, the crops and pastures of farms below formed zigzag patterns.
- The football player ran a zigzag pattern through the defenses of the opposing team and scored a touchdown.
- Charlie Brown always wears a shirt with a zigzag pattern.
- The children created zigzags as they trudged through the snow.
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Published October 25, 2013