Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A skateboarding maneuver in which the rider lifts the board into the air by pressing down on it with the rear foot, raising the front foot, and then raising the rear foot.
  • noun A similar maneuver in snowboarding in which the rider lifts the front foot and then the rear foot to spring into the air without going off a ramp.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun snowboarding, skateboarding a manoeuvre wherein one catches air by lifting the front and tail ends off the ground at the same time; a hop.
  • verb intransitive To perform an ollie.

Etymologies

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

[From Ollie, nickname of Alan Gelfand (born 1963), American skateboarder who developed the trick.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From “Ollie”, the nickname of the Florida skateboarder Alan Gelfand.

Examples

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  • A skateboarding trick where the skateboarder kicks the tail of the board while jumping such that the board pops into the air.

    September 17, 2008

  • Here's  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=339k4XEvbxY  a 1000 fps video on YouTube of a couple people doing an OLLIE.

    November 7, 2015