glissade


1glis·sade

verb \gli-ˈsäd, -ˈsād\
glis·sad·edglis·sad·ing

Definition of GLISSADE

intransitive verb
1
:  to perform a ballet glissade
2
:  to slide in a standing or squatting position down a snow-covered slope without the aid of skis
glis·sad·er noun

Origin of GLISSADE

French, noun, slide, glissade, from glisser to slide, from Old French glicier, alteration of glier, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German glītan to glide
First Known Use: 1837

2glissade

noun

Definition of GLISSADE

1
:  a gliding step in ballet
2
:  the action of glissading

First Known Use of GLISSADE

1843

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