figure eight

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figure eight (plural figure eights)

  1. The shape consisting of two circles or ovals joined together at one point, resembling the numeral 8.
  2. A maneuver in which one rides, skates, or otherwise traces a path that forms a figure eight.




figure eight (third-person singular simple present figure eights, present participle figure eighting, simple past and past participle figure eighted)

  1. To move in a figure eight pattern.
    • 1940, Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely, Penguin 2010, p. 61:
      For two minutes we figure-eighted back and forth across the face of the mountain and then popped out right beside the sidewalk café.
  2. (slang) To engage in mutual masturbation (meaning 2).