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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fig′ure eight′(n.)

  1. 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:

1595–1605

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  2. figure eight(noun)

    a skating figure that carves an 8 in the ice

Wiktionary

  1. figure eight(Noun)

    The shape consisting of two circles or ovals joined together at one point, resembling the numeral 8.

  2. figure eight(Verb)

    To engage in mutual masturbation (meaning 2).

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