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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.
Origin of fourth position
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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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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