a. line or course that proceeds by sharp turns in alternating directions
She had just succeeded in curving it down into a graceful zigzag.
Sentence in Classic:
We passed across Holborn, down Endell Street, and so through a zigzag of slums to Covent Garden Market.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Stepan Arkadyevitch hit one at the very moment when it was beginning its zigzag movements, and the snipe fell in a heap into the mud.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Coming near the beach, I saw, not only the boatmen, but half the people of the town, lurking behind buildings; some, now and then braving the fury of the storm to look away to sea, and blown sheer out of their course in trying to get zigzag back.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Pursuing a zigzag course across the marketplace, the child returned to her mother, and communicated what the mariner had said.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context
By the beaten paths, which indulge in a thousand teasing zigzags, it required a good quarter of an hour.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
The thunder was loud and metallic, like the rattle of sheet iron, and the lightning broke in great zigzags across the heavens, making everything stand out and come close to us for a moment.