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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. 2015.
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Examples from the web 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

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

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