noun, plural fouettés [fwe-teyz; French fwe-tey] . Ballet.
a whipping movement of the free leg, often executed during a turn.

1820–30; < French, past participle of fouetter to whip Unabridged
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fouetté (fwete)
a step in ballet in which the dancer stands on one foot and makes a whiplike movement with the other
[C19: French, past participle of fouetter to whip, from fouet a whip]

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