Meaning of glissade

glis•sade

Pronunciation: (gli-säd', -sād'), [key]
— n., v., -sad•ed, -sad•ing.
—n.
  1. a skillful glide over snow or ice in descending a mountain, as on skis or a toboggan.
  2. a sliding or gliding step.
—v.i.
  1. to perform a glissade.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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