figure of eight

figure of eight
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˈfɪg yər ʌv, ɒv ˈāt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˈfɪg yər ʌv, ɒv ˈāt/

Definitions of figure of eight words

  • noun figure of eight figure eight. 1
  • noun figure of eight a knot resembling the figure 8. 1
  • countable noun figure of eight A figure of eight is something that has the shape of the number 8, for example a knot or a movement done by a skater. 0
  • noun figure of eight an outline of the number 8 traced on ice by a skater 0
  • noun figure of eight a flight manoeuvre by an aircraft outlining a figure 8 0
  • noun figure of eight a knot in the shape of a figure 8 made to prevent the unreeving of a rope 0

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Origin of figure of eight

First appearance:

before 1595
One of the 38% oldest English words
First recorded in 1595-1605

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Parts of speech for Figure of eight


figure of eight popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 6% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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