Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A ballet jump in which the feet are lifted, one after the other, to the level of the opposite knee.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sideways jump with both feet brought as high as possible, knees apart, while in the air.

Etymologies

French : pas, step + de, of + chat, cat.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French, literally "cat's step". (Wiktionary)

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  • Alors, du chien, oui?

    June 10, 2010

  • and in a French restaurant in China?

    December 20, 2007

  • Also a useful phrase when you're in a Chinese restaurant in France.

    December 20, 2007