goose step


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goose step

n.
A military parade step executed by swinging the legs sharply from the hips and keeping the knees locked.

goose step

n
1. (Military) 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
2. (Veterinary Science) an abnormal gait in animals
vb, -steps, -stepping or -stepped
(Military) (intr) to march in goose step

goose′ step`


n.
a marching step of some infantries in which the legs are swung high and kept straight and stiff.
[1800–10]
goose′-step`, v.i. -stepped, -step•ping.
goose′-step`per, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goose step - a manner of marching with legs straight and swinging highgoose step - a manner of marching with legs straight and swinging high
marching, march - the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind); "it was a long march"; "we heard the sound of marching"
Verb1.goose step - march in a military fashion
march, process - march in a procession; "They processed into the dining room"
Translations

goose step

n (Mil) → passo dell'oca
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Moore's dancing has all the spontaneity of a goose step march.
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BBC Director of Television Jana Bennett said: "Like Basil Fawlty's goose step, it has the mark of everlasting comedy genius because so much of human life is contained in it.
In the more lively second act, soldiers take to the stage in a perfectly co-ordinated variation of the goose step.
The Reform Party, aka "The Fight Club" (formerly Ross Perot, Party of One), now sports Pat Buchanan, who was out of goose step with the Republican Party and is endorsed by Lenora Fulani.
1956: The West German army abolished the goose step.
To those of his years, the Nazi salute along with the uniforms worn by the German army, their goose step marching under Hitler's regime, etc , has become something to ridicule.