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Noun: figure eight  fi-g(y)ur eyt
  1. A knot having the shape of the numeral 8; tied in a rope that has been passed through a hole or pulley and that prevents the rope from coming loose
    - figure of eight
  2. A skating figure that carves an 8 in the ice

Derived forms: figure eights

Type of: figure, knot

Encyclopedia: Figure eight