verb (used without object), glis·sad·ed, glis·sad·ing.
- glisson's capsule,
Origin of glissade
Examples from the Web for glissade
It was pitch-dark outside, and the trench had become a glissade of slimy mud.Pushed and the Return Push|George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
There is our resting-place, herr,” he said, “with a perfect bit of snow for a glissade.The Crystal Hunters|George Manville Fenn
The first part of the way down to the saddle we attempted a glissade.Inca Land|Hiram Bingham
To shorten the return journey I was tempted to glissade down what appeared to be a snow-filled ravine, which was very steep.Travels in Alaska|John Muir
It is called the hashiri (glissade); and we are to descend at a run!Exotics and Retrospectives|Lafcadio Hearn
Word Origin for glissade
in dancing sense, 1832 (v.), 1843 (n.), from French glissade, from glisser "to slip, slide" (13c.), from a Germanic source (cf. Dutch glissen), from Proto-Germanic *glidan "to glide" (see glide).