from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rapid intermittent eye movement, as that which occurs when the eyes fix on one point after another in the visual field.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sudden jerking movement.
- n. A rapid jerky movement of the eye (voluntary or involuntary) from one focus to another.
- n. The act of checking a horse quickly with a single strong pull of the reins.
- n. The sounding of two violin strings together by using a sudden strong pressure of the bow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A sudden, violent check of a horse by drawing or twitching the reins on a sudden and with one pull.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the manège, a violent check of a horse by drawing or twitching the reins suddenly and with one pull.
- n. In violin-playing, a firm pressure of the bow on the strings, which crowds them down so that two or three can be sounded at once.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a rapid, jerky movement of the eyes between positions of rest
- n. an abrupt spasmodic movement
French, twitch, from Old French, from Old North French saqiuer, to pull, from sac, sack; see sac.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French saccade. (Wiktionary)