Pronunciation: (zig'zag"), [key]
—n., adj., adv., v., -zagged, -zag•ging.
1. a line, course, or progression characterized by sharp turns first to one side and then to the other.
2. one of a series of such turns, as in a line or path.
proceeding or formed in a zigzag: zigzag stitches.
with frequent sharp turns from side to side; in a zigzag manner: The child ran zigzag along the beach.
to make (something) zigzag, as in form or course; move or maneuver (something) in a zigzag direction: They zigzagged their course to confuse the enemy.
to proceed in a zigzag line or course.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.