noun al·li·sion \əˈlizhən, aˈ-\

Definition of allision



  1. 1 obsolete :  the action of dashing against or striking upon

  2. 2 :  the running of one ship upon another ship that is stationary —distinguished from collision

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at lesion

First Known Use: 1615

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a trip made at another's expense

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