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, the first roller coaster designed as an amusement ride in America
* Zig Zag (railway), a railway with high ascents and descents
* Switchback (song) is a song by Celldweller
* A term in asymptotic analysis - a term of intermediate order multiplying a homogenous solution (forced by matching to an outer solution).

Other uses

*Switchback (online literary journal), a publication of the Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program of the University of San Francisco;
*Switchback, West Virginia, an unincorporated community;
*Switchback (film), a 1997 film starring Dennis Quaid and R. Lee Ermey;
*Switchback (band) a duo which plays Americana music;
*Switchback (CBC), a Canadian television show for children and teens broadcast on the CBC in the 1980s;
*Switchback (comics), a Marvel Comics character connected to the X-Men
*Switchback (south african band)
*Switchback Ale (Vermont brewed unfiltered pale ale)

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  • 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 — [[t]swɪ̱tʃbæk[/t]] switchbacks 1) 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… …   English dictionary

  • 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 (CBC) — Switchback was a Canadian television show for children and teens broadcast on CBC Television in the 1980s. It was produced regionally from Vancouver, Winnipeg, Regina, Halifax, Calgary and Toronto. The first Switchback: Vancouver Produced by… …   Wikipedia

  • Switchback, West Virginia — Switchback is an unincorporated community in McDowell County, West Virginia, USA. Switchback had its own high school in operation from 1923 to 1953. External links * [http://gallery.mac.com/malcolmlanham#100061 Elkhorn High School/ Switchback… …   Wikipedia

  • Switchback (band) — Switchback is an American music duo with several full length recordings released, the earliest of which dates back to 1994. The music of the band falls into the Americana and traditional Celtic genres.CollaborationsThe following are some of the… …   Wikipedia

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