- switchbacks1) N-COUNT: oft N n A switchback is a road which rises and falls sharply many times, or a sharp rise and fall in a road. [BRIT]
...a dizzy bus ride over a switchback road.2) N-COUNT A switchback is a road which goes up a steep hill in a series of sharp bends, or a sharp bend in a road. [AM]
Several hundred yards beyond the first switchback in the road, he came to the second bend.
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Switchback — may refer to:* (primarily in American English) a road or trail joined by hairpin bends * (primarily in British English) a roller coaster, or a roller coaster like road (for the latter, see also in article on hairpin bend) * Switchback Railway,… … Wikipedia
Switchback — (engl., spr. ßwitschbäck, S. railway), Berg und Talbahn, die durch eigne Schwerkraft einen Abhang hinab und einen andern hinausläuft … Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon
switchback — ► NOUN 1) Brit. a road, railway, etc. with alternate sharp ascents and descents. 2) a roller coaster. 3) N. Amer. a hairpin bend … English terms dictionary
switchback — ☆ switchback [swich′bak΄ ] n. 1. a road or railroad following a zigzag course up a steep grade 2. Brit. ROLLER COASTER … English World dictionary
Switchback — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Switchback – Gnadenlose Flucht Originaltitel Switchback … Deutsch Wikipedia
switchback — UK [ˈswɪtʃˌbæk] / US noun [countable] Word forms switchback : singular switchback plural switchbacks 1) mainly American a road up a steep slope with a series of sharp bends 2) British a roller coaster 1) … English dictionary
switchback — I. noun Date: 1863 a zigzag road, trail, or section of railroad tracks for climbing a steep hill • switchback adjective II. intransitive verb Date: 1903 to follow a zigzag course especially for ascent or descent < a trail that switchbacks > … New Collegiate Dictionary
switchback — /swich bak /, n. 1. a highway, as in a mountainous area, having many hairpin curves. 2. Railroads. a zigzag track arrangement for climbing a steep grade. 3. Brit. See roller coaster. v.i. 4. (of a road, railroad track, etc.) to progress through a … Universalium
switchback — 1. noun a) A zigzag path, road or railway track; especially a railway track in which the train travels in a reverse direction at each switch b) A hairpi … Wiktionary
switchback — Synonyms and related words: L, branch, cable railway, chevron, cog railway, crankiness, crookedness, dogleg, el, electric railway, elevated, elevated railway, embankment, feeder, feeder line, flexuosity, gravity operated railway, hairpin, horse… … Moby Thesaurus