coulisse

noun cou·lisse \ kü-ˈlēs , -ˈlis \

Definition of coulisse

1 a : 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

Origin and Etymology of coulisse

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


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