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fifth position

noun, Ballet.
1.
a position similar to the first position, but with one foot in front, the heel and toe of the front foot adjacent to the toe and heel of the back foot.
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Contemporary definitions for fifth position
noun

a position of the left hand (for a right-hander) on the fingerboard of a stringed instrument near the bridge

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