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poussette ‎(plural poussettes)

  1. A movement, or part of a figure, in the contradance.
    • 1846, Charles Dickens, The Battle of Life
      But, now, the Bird of Paradise was seen to flutter down the middle; and the little bells began to bounce and jingle in poussette; and the Doctor's rosy face spun round and round, like an expressive peg-top highly varnished; and breathless Mr. Craggs began to doubt already, whether country dancing had been made 'too easy,' like the rest of life; and Mr. Snitchey, with his nimble cuts and capers, footed it for Self and Craggs, and half-a-dozen more.
  2. A method of cheating in card games, whereby a player surreptitiously changes his or her stake after the cards are dealt.

VerbEdit

poussette ‎(third-person singular simple present poussettes, present participle poussetting, simple past and past participle poussetted)

  1. To perform a certain movement in a dance.

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poussette f ‎(plural poussettes)

  1. pushchair (UK), stroller (US)
  2. pushpin

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