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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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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.
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|Noun||1.||figure 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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