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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of allision was in 1615

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“Allision.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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