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A jump in dance from one foot to the other.
[French, from past participle of jeter, to throw, from Old French; see jet2.]
(Ballet) ballet a step in which the dancer springs from one leg and lands on the other
[French, literally: thrown, from jeter; see jet1]
n., pl. -tés.
any of various jumps in ballet with one leg thrown outward and forward.
[1820–30; < French: literally, thrown]
(thrown step). A spring forward, backward or sideways; grand jeté is a leap from one foot to the other.