Definitions for figure eight
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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.
Ref: Also called figure of eight. 1
Origin of figure eight:
figure eight, figure of eight(noun)
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
a skating figure that carves an 8 in the ice
The shape consisting of two circles or ovals joined together at one point, resembling the numeral 8.
To engage in mutual masturbation (meaning 2).
This horse and rider peform two linked 20-meter circles, with a change in direction at X.
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