fourth position

noun Ballet.
a position in which the feet are at right angles to the direction of the body, the toes pointing out, with one foot forward and the other foot back.

1880–85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Main Entry:  fourth position1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in ballet, a pose in which the feet are turned outward one in front of the other and slightly separated
Main Entry:  fourth position2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in ballet, an arm position in which one is curved over the head and the other curved in front at the waist
Main Entry:  fourth position3
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a position of the left hand (if right-handed) on the fingerboard of a stringed instrument nearer the bridge than third position
Usage:  music's 21st Century Lexicon
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Example sentences
Fourth position may be used at district's discretion.
Only when the top three are promoted can the next three be considered for the fourth position.
The fourth position identifies the cabin configuration or that the aircraft is equipped for water landings.
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