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saut de basque

[ French soh duh -bask ]
/ French soʊ də ˈbask /
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noun, plural sauts de basque [French soh duh -bask], /French soʊ də ˈbask/, Ballet.

a jump in which the dancer turns in the air while keeping the foot of one leg drawn up to the knee of the other.

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Origin of saut de basque

1945–50; <French: literally, Basque jump
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