ollie

noun
ol·​lie | \ ˈä-lē How to pronounce ollie (audio) \

Definition of ollie

1 : a maneuver in skateboarding in which the skater kicks the tail of the board down while jumping in order to make the board pop into the air
2 : a maneuver in snowboarding in which the rider transfers weight from the front to the back foot to snap the board up off the ground

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Other Words from ollie

ollie verb

Examples of ollie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tony also demonstrates how to set up a new skateboard, how to apply griptape, how to do an ollie, how to boardslide, how to do a 540° McTwist and more. Michael Hardy, WIRED, "You've Never Seen Skateparks Like This Before," 1 July 2019 Campers ages 6 to 17 will skate with the pros and learn bowl riding, how to grind and kick flip, and the basics of ollies and transitions. Joelle Casteix, Orange County Register, "Check out our list of fun summer camps!," 27 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of ollie

1979, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ollie

Ollie, nickname of Alan Gelfand born 1963 U.S. skateboarder

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The first known use of ollie was in 1979

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Cite this Entry

“Ollie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ollie. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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