The Collaborative International Dictionary
Poussette \Pous*sette"\ (p[=oo]*s[e^]t"), n. [F., pushpin, fr.
pousser to push. See Push.]
A movement, or part of a figure, in the contradance.
Poussette \Pous*sette"\, v. i.
To perform a certain movement in a dance. [R.]
Down the middle, up again, poussette, and cross.
--J. & H. Smith.
n. 1 A movement, or part of a figure, in the contradance. 2 A method of cheating at cards whereby a player surreptitiously changes his stake after the cards are dealt. vb. To perform a certain movement in a dance.
Poussette may refer to :
- a character in Flup, Nénesse, Poussette and Cochonnet, a minor comic by Hergé
- a character in Manon, an opéra comique in five acts by Jules Massenet