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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fig′ure of eight′(n.)

  1. Ref: figure eight.

  2. a knot resembling the figure 8.

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Origin of figure of 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


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figure of eight

a pattern etc in the shape of the figure 8

The skater did a figure of eight.

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