A skateboarding maneuver in which the rider lifts the board into the air by pressing down on it with the front foot, raising the rear foot, and then raising the front foot.
A similar maneuver in snowboarding in which the rider lifts the rear foot and then the front foot to spring into the air without going off a ramp.
Origin of nollie
- Probably partly short for Natas ollie (after Natas Kaupas (born 1969), American professional skateboarder who invented the maneuver) and partly blend of nose front end of a skateboard, ollie
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition