a marching step, as of troops passing in review, in which the legs are raised high and kept stiff and unbent: often used fig. to connote militarism, fascism, etc.
A military parade step executed by swinging the legs sharply from the hips and keeping the knees locked.
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intransitive verbgoose-stepped, goose-step·ping, goose-steps
To march in such a way that the legs swing sharply from the hips and the knees are locked.
- A style of marching in which the feet are lifted high in the air in front.
(third-person singular simple present goose-steps, present participle goose-stepping, simple past and past participle goose-stepped)
- To march with a goose-step.