allision

noun
al·​li·​sion | \ əˈlizhən, aˈ- \
plural -s

Definition of allision

1 obsolete : the action of dashing against or striking upon
2 : the running of one ship upon another ship that is stationary distinguished from collision

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First Known Use of allision

1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for allision

Late Latin allision-, allisio, from Latin allisus (past participle of allidere to strike against, from ad- + -lidere, from laedere to hurt) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Allision.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allision. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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