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noun cou·lisse \kü-ˈlēs, -ˈlis\

Definition of coulisse

  1. 1 a :  a side scene of a stage; also :  the space between the side scenes b :  a backstage area c :  hallway

  2. 2 :  a piece of timber having a groove in which something glides

Origin and Etymology of coulisse

French, from Old French coulice portcullis, from feminine of coleïz flowing, sliding, from couler

First Known Use: 1786

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