switchback
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈswɪt͡ʃbæk/
Noun

switchback (plural switchbacks)

  1. A zigzag path, road or railway track; especially a railway track in which the train travels in a reverse direction at each switch [from 1860s]
  2. A hairpin bend.
  3. (dated, UK) A roller coaster.
  4. (UK) A route with alternate sharp ascents and descents.
Translations Verb

switchback (switchbacks, present participle switchbacking; past and past participle switchbacked)

  1. (of a path etc) To zigzag.
    Synonyms: zigzag



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