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Switchback on a forest trail.
Switchbacks on the Route du Col de Braus (France)


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
  2. A hairpin bend.
  3. (dated, UK) A roller coaster.


switchback (third-person singular simple present switchbacks, present participle switchbacking, simple past and past participle switchbacked)

  1. (of a path etc) To zigzag.

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