coulisse

noun
cou·lisse | \kü-ˈlēs, -ˈlis\

Definition of coulisse 

1a : a side scene of a stage also : the space between the side scenes

b : a backstage area

c : hallway

2 : a piece of timber having a groove in which something glides

First Known Use of coulisse

1786, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for coulisse

French, from Old French coulice portcullis, from feminine of coleïz flowing, sliding, from couler

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