[ gli-sahd ]


  1. a way of sliding down a steep slope of snow or ice, typically on the feet with the support of an ice axe.
  2. a movement, typically used as a joining step, in which one leg is brushed outward from the body, which then takes the weight while the second leg is brushed in to meet it.

Examples of glissade in a sentence:

  • Attempting a glissade was the only way down the mountain.
  • The glissade serves as the transition between the more difficult dance steps.