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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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.
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Origin and Etymology of ollie
Ollie, nickname of Alan Gelfand born 1963 U.S. skateboarder
First Known Use: 1979See Words from the same year
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