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English definition of “switchback”

switchback

noun [C]     /ˈswɪtʃ.bæk/
a path , road , or railway that forms very sharp bends from one direction to almost the opposite direction as it goes up and down steep slopes Railways and railway linesPedestrian routesRoutes and roads in general
(Definition of switchback noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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