a marching step of some infantries in which the legs are swung high and kept straight and stiff.
a military exercise in which the body is balanced on one foot, without advancing, while the other foot is swung forward and back.
Other definitions for goose-step (2 of 2)
to march in a goose step: Troops goose-stepped past the reviewing stand.
- goose-stepper, noun
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How to use goose step in a sentence
It required no revolution of his nature to learn to calculate the range and fire a field gun or to march the goose-step.Revolution and Other Essays | Jack London
There are no great dormitories where hundreds sleep, and no vast dining-room where they march in to the goose-step.The Iron Puddler | James J. Davis
There is determination, but there is no cock-sureness, no goose-step.
It is mimic savage warfare uncontrolled, and far more real and warlike than the goose-step evolutions of European armies.In the Land of Mosques & Minarets | Francis Miltoun
My pace was slow and cautious; not quite so slow as the goose-step, but something near it.
British Dictionary definitions for goose step
a military march step in which the leg is swung rigidly to an exaggerated height, esp as in the German army in the Third Reich
an abnormal gait in animals
(intr) to march in goose step
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Cultural definitions for goose step
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