figure of eight
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Examples from the Web for figure of eight
When pressure is desired, a figure-of-eight bandage should be used (Fig. 82).
A figure-of-eight suture can then be thrown round both ends of the needle, and the artery thus thoroughly compressed.A Manual of the Operations of Surgery|Joseph Bell
The paddle blade is then worked in a figure-of-eight direction.
A combination of right and left is made with a figure-of-eight motion.Manual of Military Training|James A. Moss
The figure-of-eight bandage is used on various parts, and is illustrated in the bandage called spica of the groin, Fig.
British Dictionary definitions for figure of eight
- a knot in the shape of a figure 8 made to prevent the unreeving of a rope
- a climber's knot in the shape of a figure 8 made with a doubled rope to provide a secure loop
- an angler's knot sometimes used to attach a fly to a leader or dropper