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  1. a skillful glide over snow or ice in descending a mountain, as on skis or a toboggan.
  2. Dance. a sliding or gliding step.

verb (used without object), glis·sad·ed, glis·sad·ing.

  1. to perform a glissade.


  1. a gliding step in ballet, in which one foot slides forwards, sideways, or backwards
  2. a controlled slide down a snow slope


  1. (intr) to perform a glissade

in dancing sense, 1832 (v.), 1843 (n.), from French glissade, from glisser “to slip, slide” (13c.), from a Germanic source (cf. Dutch glissen), from Proto-Germanic *glidan “to glide” (see glide).

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