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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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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