figure eight

Definitions of figure eight
1

n 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

Synonyms:
figure of eight
Type of:
knot
any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object

n a skating figure that carves an 8 in the ice

Type of:
figure
a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating

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