Definition of Figure of eight

1. 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.

Exact synonyms: Figure Eight
Generic synonyms: Knot

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Figure Of Eight

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Literary usage of Figure of eight

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1. The Science and Art of Surgery: A Treatise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases by John Eric Erichsen, Marcus Beck (1884)
"... and securing it first by a few turns of a common bandage, passing in a figure of eight round the upper part of the thigh and the pelvis below the crest ..."

2. The Collected Mathematical Papers of Arthur Cayley by Arthur Cayley (1896)
"In the former case, we have to consider the commencement, during which the penumbral curve passes from a mere point to a figure of eight: the middle, ..."

3. A Reference handbook of the medical sciences embracing the entire range of by Albert Henry Buck (1908)
"sory of breast), application (as spiral, circular), shape (as figure-of-eight), ... oblique, spiral, spiral reversed, epica, figure-of- eight, recurrent. ..."

4. The Antiquary (1890)
"The chains in this case are made of rod-iron bent into a figure of eight ; each chain is about three feet long, and In Bolton Grammar School (removed from ..."

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