Glissade meaning

glĭ-säd, -sād
To perform a glissade.
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A gliding step in ballet.
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A controlled slide, in either a standing or sitting position, used in descending a steep icy or snowy incline.
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An intentional slide by a mountain climber down a steep snow-covered slope.
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(ballet) A gliding step.
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To make a glissade; slide or glide.
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A sliding, as down a snow slope in the Alps .
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(ballet) A gliding step beginning and ending in a demi-plié in second position .
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A move in some dances such as the galop .
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(fencing) A fencing move that may disarm the opponent .
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To perform a glissade.
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Origin of glissade

  • French from glisser to slide from Old French possibly alteration (influenced by glacer to slide) of glier to glide of Germanic origin ghel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary