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third position

noun, Ballet.
1.
a position in which the feet overlap at the heels with the toes pointing out in opposite directions to the left and right.
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Contemporary definitions for third position
noun

in ballet, a pose in which turned-out feet are one in front of the other

noun

in ballet, a position of the arms with one curved in front of the body and the other curved to the side, both waist-high

noun

positioning of the left hand on the fingerboard of a stringed instrument nearer to the bridge than second position

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