Ballet a leap straight upward during which the dancer crosses the legs and beats the calves together a number of times
Origin of entrechatFrench earlier entrechasse, altered (as if from entre, between, among + chasser from Old French chacier, chase) from Italian (capriola) intrecciata, literally , intertwined (leap) from intrecciare from in-, in + treccia, a plait: see tress
A jump in ballet during which the dancer crosses the legs a number of times, alternately back and forth.
Origin of entrechatFrench from earlier entrechas alteration ( influenced by entre between ) ( and chasse chase ) of Italian (capriola) intrecciata intricate (caper) feminine past participle of intrecciare to intertwine in- in ( from Latin; see in- 2. ) treccia tress ; see tress .