noun, plural ci·seaux [see-zohz, -zoh] /siˈzoʊz, -ˈzoʊ/. Ballet.

a jump in which the dancer's legs are opened wide in the air and closed on landing.

Origin of ciseaux

1890–95; < French: literally, scissors Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for ciseaux

1892 in dance, French (plural), literally "scissors" (see scissors).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper