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Pronunciation: (swich'bak"), [key]
n.
1. a highway, as in a mountainous area, having many hairpin curves.
2. Railroads.a zigzag track arrangement for climbing a steep grade.
3. Brit.See roller coaster.

v.i.
(of a road, railroad track, etc.) to progress through a series of hairpin curves; zigzag: The road switchbacks up the mountain.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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