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fourth position

noun, Ballet.
1.
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.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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Examples for fourth position
  • 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.
Contemporary definitions for fourth position
noun

in ballet, a pose in which the feet are turned outward one in front of the other and slightly separated

noun

in ballet, an arm position in which one is curved over the head and the other curved in front at the waist

noun

a position of the left hand (if right-handed) on the fingerboard of a stringed instrument nearer the bridge than third position

Usage Note

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