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figure of eight

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. figure eight, figure of eightnoun

    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


  1. Figure Of Eight

    Figure Of Eight is a song from Paul McCartneys 1989 album, Flowers in the Dirt. After the completion of the album, McCartney recorded a new version for single release, using his newly formed touring band. The single version is unusual in running nearly two minutes longer than the album version, rather than following the typical radio edit pattern of shortening the track for single release. Despite this quirk, the single reached number 42 on the UK singles chart and number 92 on the Billboard Hot 100."Figure of Eight" was the opening song throughout McCartney's 1989–1990 world concert tour. A version recorded in Rotterdam on 10 November 1989 appeared on the live album from the tour, Tripping the Live Fantastic.


  1. figure of eight

    A figure of eight refers to the shape that is formed by a path or movement that resembles the number eight. This term is used in various contexts such as athletics (figure of eight race), dancing, sailing (figure of eight knot), medicine (figure of eight bandage), etc. Essentially, it is a pattern or design that is curved in such a way that it resembles the outline of the number 8.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. figure of eight

    A knot made by passing the end of a rope over and round the standing part, up over its own part, and down through the bight.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of figure of eight in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of figure of eight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1


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