figure of eight

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figure of eight

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figure eight

n
1. (Individual Sports, other than specified) an outline of the number 8 traced on ice by a skater
2. (Aeronautics) a flight manoeuvre by an aircraft outlining a figure 8
3. (Knots)
a. a knot in the shape of a figure 8 made to prevent the unreeving of a rope
b. a climber's knot in the shape of a figure 8 made with a doubled rope to provide a secure loop
c. an angler's knot sometimes used to attach a fly to a leader or dropper

fig′ure of eight′


n.
2. a knot resembling the figure 8.
[1595–1605]
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Noun1.figure of eight - a knot having the shape of the numeral 8figure of eight - a knot having the shape of the numeral 8; tied in a rope that has been passed through a hole or pulley and that prevents the rope from coming loose
knot - any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object
Translations
شَكل 8
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sekiz biçimi

figure of eight

nun otto

eight

(eit) noun
1. the number or figure 8. Four and four are/is/make eight.
2. the age of 8. children of eight and over.
3. the crew of an eight-oared racing boat. Did the Cambridge eight win?
adjective
1. 8 in number. eight people; He is eight years old.
2. aged 8. He is eight today.
eight-
having eight (of something). an eight-sided figure.
eighth (eitð) noun
1. one of eight equal parts. They each received an eighth of the money.
2. (also adjective) (the) last of eight (people, things etc); (the) next after the seventh. His horse was eighth in the race; Are you having another cup of coffee? That's your eighth (cup) this morning; Henry VIII (said as `Henry the Eighth').
ˈeight-year-old noun
a person or animal that is eight years old. Is this game suitable for an eight-year-old?
adjective
an eight-year-old child.
figure of eight
a pattern etc in the shape of the figure 8. The skater did a figure of eight.
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In light of the radiographic findings and the owl's improved mentation and increased activity level, a figure-of-eight bandage was placed on the bird's left wing to immobilize the carpus and elbow.
It has 19-inch wheels, adjustable air suspension, Chromed figure-of-eight exhaust tailpipes and a black finish for the front bumper grille, along with red accents within the Bentley badges, a knurled gear lever, indented leather headliner, drilled alloy pedals and 20-inch five-spoke wheels.
With a metal spoon, fold gently into the chocolate mixture, using a figure-of-eight motion.
When I last took up the baton, as it were, on behalf of the Left Rights Movement, my proposal was to build a figure-of-eight track on which all races would be run, with the right-hand bends perfectly balanced by left-hand bends, bringing equality of opportunity to both right- and left-legged athletes.
Horses for courses Fontwell's configuration lends itself to creating course specialists, and Southernair was a different horse round that figure-of-eight course (below).
Jonathan Williams Ellis, owner of Glasfryn Parc said the system has been engineered so that riders enjoy the benefit of continuous riding by making a figure-of-eight style turn - giving them the opportunity to practise without having to stop and start.
The present study compared the effects of two sternal closure techniques, simple wire technique and figure-of-eight technique, on the development and outcome of non-microbial sternal dehiscence.
HAVING Tony McCoy on your horse is a big plus - especially round Fontwell's tricky figure-of-eight chase course, writes LARRY LYNX.
* A figure-of-eight dressing is a better treatment for a clavicle fracture than a simple sling.
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FAVOURITE Brave Spirit took the Tizzard family to National glory as their up-and-coming chaser dealt with Fontwell's tricky figure-of-eight track once again.
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