Glissade



[gli-sahd, -seyd] /glɪˈsɑd, -ˈseɪd/

noun
1.
a skillful glide over snow or ice in descending a mountain, as on skis or a toboggan.
2.
Dance. a sliding or gliding step.
verb (used without object), glissaded, glissading.
3.
to perform a glissade.
/ɡlɪˈsɑːd; -ˈseɪd/
noun
1.
a gliding step in ballet, in which one foot slides forwards, sideways, or backwards
2.
a controlled slide down a snow slope
verb
3.
(intransitive) to perform a glissade

in dancing sense, 1832 (v.), 1843 (n.), from French glissade, from glisser “to slip, slide” (13c.), from a Germanic source (cf. Dutch glissen), from Proto-Germanic *glidan “to glide” (see glide).

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