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entrechat

noun en·tre·chat \ˈäⁿ(n)-trə-ˌshä\

Definition of ENTRECHAT

:  a leap in which a ballet dancer repeatedly crosses the legs and sometimes beats them together
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Origin of ENTRECHAT

French, modification of Italian (capriola) intrecciata, literally, intertwined caper
First Known Use: 1775

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