chasse

chassé

[sha-sey or, esp. in square dancing, sa-shey] Dance.
noun
1.
a gliding step in which one foot is kept in advance of the other.
verb (used without object), chasséd, chasséing.
2.
to execute a chassé.

Origin:
1795–1805; < French: literally, chased, followed, past participle of chasser to chase1

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chassé (ˈʃæseɪ)
 
n
1.  one of a series of gliding steps in ballet in which the same foot always leads
2.  three consecutive dance steps, two fast and one slow, to four beats of music
 
vb , -sés, -séing, -séd
3.  (intr) to perform either of these steps
 
[C19: from French: a chasing]

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chasse
Fr. for "chase, chasing," borrowed 19c. in a variety of senses and expressions, esp., as a dance step, from chassé, pp. of chasser "to chase, hunt."
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