- a jump forward, backward, or to the side, from one foot to the other.
Origin of jeté
Examples from the Web for jete
Historical Examples of jete
I had seen him once or twice before, in the street and on the Jete.
In the afternoon she drove out, alighted at the Jete, paid her visits.
He was polite but kept a courteous distance when he joined the two ladies for a moment in the gardens or on the Jete.
Next day, when she was sitting with Mrs. Uxeley and a couple of friends on the Jete, she seemed to see the same thing again.
- ballet a step in which the dancer springs from one leg and lands on the other
Word Origin for jeté
ballet step, 1830, from French (pas) jeté, from past participle of jeter "to throw" (see jet (v.)).