pas-marché

pas marché

[French pah mar-shey]
noun, plural pas marchés [French pah mar-shey] . Ballet.
1.
a marching step.
2.
a walking step in which the turned-out pointed toe reaches the ground first, then the heel is lowered before the weight is transferred to the whole foot on the ground.

Origin:
< French: literally, marching step

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