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(Ballet) a step in ballet in which the dancer stands on one foot and makes a whiplike movement with the other
[C19: French, past participle of fouetter to whip, from fouet a whip]
See also related terms for spinning.
(a whipped movement). A step executed on pointe, the working leg whipped out to the side and in to the knee with a slight circular movement, frequently combined with turns as fouetté en tournant, to which it gives momentum.