chaîné

[ she-ney ]
/ ʃɛˈneɪ /

noun, plural chaî·nés [she-neyz; French she-ney]. /ʃɛˈneɪz; French ʃɛˈneɪ/. Ballet.

a series of short, usually rapid, turns performed in a straight line across the stage.

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Origin of chaîné

1945–50; <French, noun use of past participle of chaîner to chain
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