What does glissade mean?

Definitions for glissade
glɪˈsɑd, -ˈseɪdglis·sade

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. glissadeverb

    (ballet) a gliding or sliding step in ballet

  2. glissadeverb

    perform a glissade, in ballet

Wiktionary

  1. glissadenoun

    A sliding, as down a snow slope in the Alps.

    Etymology: From French glisser, "to slip".

  2. glissadenoun

    A gliding step beginning and ending in a demi-plié in second position.

    Etymology: From French glisser, "to slip".

  3. glissadeverb

    To perform a glissade.

    Etymology: From French glisser, "to slip".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glissadenoun

    a sliding, as down a snow slope in the Alps

    Etymology: [F., fr. glisser to slip.]

Freebase

  1. Glissade

    Glissading is the act of descending a steep snow- or scree-covered slope via a controlled slide on one's feet or buttocks. It is an alternative to other descent methods such as plunge stepping, and may be used to expedite a descent, or simply for the thrill.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Glissade

    glis-ād′, v.i. to slide or glide down.—n. act of sliding down a slope.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. glissade

    (Fr.). A term formerly applied to the forward or backward movement of the pike.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of glissade in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of glissade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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