noun cou·lisse \kü-ˈlēs, -ˈlis\

Definition of COULISSE

a :  a side scene of a stage; also :  the space between the side scenes
b :  a backstage area
c :  hallway
:  a piece of timber having a groove in which something glides

Origin of COULISSE

French, from Old French coulice portcullis, from feminine of coleïz flowing, sliding, from couler
First Known Use: 1786


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