figure eight


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figure eight

n.
A form or representation, such as a knot or an ice-skating maneuver, that has the shape of the numeral 8.
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fig′ure eight′


n.
a figure or form composed of two loops formed by a continuous line crossing itself, as in the figure 8, esp. as traced on ice in figure skating. Also called figure of eight.
[1595–1605]
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Noun1.figure eight - a knot having the shape of the numeral 8figure 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
2.figure eight - a skating figure that carves an 8 in the ice
figure - a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating; "she made the best score on compulsory figures"
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Hudson has made some change in that figure eight times, or once in every quarter of an hour.
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The Empress of Tomorrow made the shock appearance after the Queen made challenger Ruby Riott tap out to her Figure Eight.
Caption: Figure 2: The shapes of the two different knots: the single fisherman's knot (SFK) and the double figure eight knot: (a) the SFK is a smaller knot size compared with the double figure eight knot and is aligned with the standing part.
Holding the two sides of the loop apart, feed the neck of the next onion through and round the strings, making a figure eight. When the string is full, secure by tying a knot in the top.
Thanks to Earth's spin-axis tilt and the slight eccentricity of its orbit, the Sun does not return to the same spot in our sky at the same time every day but instead traces out a "figure eight" over an entire year.
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