English edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from French glissade.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

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).

Verb edit

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, in 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.

References edit

French edit

Etymology edit

From glisser.

Pronunciation edit

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Noun edit

glissade f (plural glissades)

  1. slip, slide, skid

Further reading edit