[sha-sey or, esp. in square dancing, sa-shey] /ʃæˈseɪ or, esp. in square dancing, sæˈʃeɪ/ Dance.
a gliding step in which one foot is kept in advance of the other.
verb (used without object), chasséd, chasséing.
to execute a chassé.
one of a series of gliding steps in ballet in which the same foot always leads
three consecutive dance steps, two fast and one slow, to four beats of music
verb -sés, -séing, -séd
(intransitive) to perform either of these steps
from French chassé “chase, chasing,” past participle of chasser “to chase, hunt” (see chase (v.)); borrowed 19c. in a variety of senses and expressions, such as “chaser” (in the drinking sense), short for chasse-café, literally “coffee-chaser.” Also as a dance step (1867).
[shas gar-dey] /ʃas garˈdeɪ/ noun, plural chasses gardées [shas gar-dey] /ʃas garˈdeɪ/ (Show IPA). French. 1. a private hunting preserve. 2. private grounds.
[shas-poh; French shas-poh] /ˈʃæs poʊ; French ʃasˈpoʊ/ noun, plural chassepots [shas-pohz; French shas-poh] /ˈʃæs poʊz; French ʃasˈpoʊ/ (Show IPA) 1. a breechloading rifle, closed with a sliding bolt, introduced into the French army after 1866. /ˈʃæspəʊ; French ʃaspo/ noun 1. a breech-loading bolt-action rifle formerly used by the French Army n. bolt-action breechloading rifle used […]
[sha-sur; French sha-sœr] /ʃæˈsɜr; French ʃaˈsœr/ noun, plural chasseurs [sha-surz; French sha-sœr] /ʃæˈsɜrz; French ʃaˈsœr/ (Show IPA) 1. (in the French army) one of a body of cavalry or infantry troops equipped and trained for rapid movement. 2. a uniformed footman or attendant; liveried servant. 3. a hunter. 4. Also called hunter’s sauce. French Cookery. […]
- Chasseur sauce
noun a brown sauce consisting of mushrooms, shallots, and white wine served over sauteed game, poultry, or beef Word Origin French ‘hunter’ Usage Note cooking