Last modified on 16 December 2014, at 08:30

glissade

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

glissade (plural glissades)

  1. A sliding, as down a snow slope in the Alps (Wikipedia).
  2. (ballet) A gliding step beginning and ending in a demi-plié in second position (Wikipedia).
  3. A move in some dances such as the galop (Wikipedia).
  4. (fencing) A fencing move that may disarm the opponent (Wikipedia).

VerbEdit

glissade (third-person singular simple present glissades, present participle glissading, simple past and past participle glissaded)

  1. To perform a glissade.
    • 1907, Harold Bindloss, chapter 5, The Dust of Conflict[1]:
      Flinging himself on hands and knees he dragged the girl down with him. As he did so two of her companions came sliding down to their assistance, and the four glissaded back to the deckhouse as the following roll began.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From glisser.

NounEdit

glissade f (plural glissades)

  1. slip, slide, skid

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