Definition of Coulisse

1. Noun. A flat situated in the wings.

Exact synonyms: Wing Flat
Generic synonyms: Flat

2. Noun. A timber member grooved to take a sliding panel.
Generic synonyms: Timber

Definition of Coulisse

1. n. A piece of timber having a groove in which something glides.

2. n. A fluting in a sword blade.

Definition of Coulisse

1. Noun. a piece of timber having a groove in which something glides ¹

2. Noun. a side scene of the stage in a theater or the space between the side scenes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Coulisse

1. a side scene of a theatre stage [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coulisse

couldn't've
couldn't care less
couldn't happen to a nicer
couldn't organise a piss-up in a brewery
couldn't seem
couldn've
couldna
couldnae
couldst
coulee
coulees
coulibiac
coulibiacs
coulis
coulises
coulisse (current term)
coulisses
couloir
couloirs
coulomb
coulomb's force
coulomb's law
coulomb collision
coulomb ionisation
coulombic
coulombically
coulombs
coulometer
coulometers
coulometric

Literary usage of Coulisse

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1. A Treatise on the Law of Stock-brokers and Stock-exchanges by John Randolph Dos Passos (1905)
"From this asylum it was driven in 1853, when a fall of 3 francs in the dealings on the coulisse greeted the first news of the departure of the French fleet ..."

2. Duffy's Hibernian Magazine: A Monthly Journal of Legends, Tales, and Stories (1862)
"BEHIND THE coulisse. Mr friend Arthur Butler, a fellow of infinite jest, of easy circumstances, and blessed with an exceedingly irritable temper, ..."

3. American Court Gossip; Or, Life at the National Capitol [!] by Elizabeth Moore Chapin (1887)
"CHAPTER X. ARCTIC SURVIVORS—SOLDIERS' HOME—OPERAS—DRAMATIC AMATEURS—coulisse CHAT. There were a half dozen heroes to visit the Capital, and late in the ..."

4. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1850)
"The members of the coulisse (the street) bet with each other—that is all; they exchange ... Other differences between the Parquet and coulisse may be noted. ..."

5. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1850)
"it business, and receives business from it This explains how it is that the brokers of the coulisse have established such a competition with the brokers ..."

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