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Meaning of goose step

goose' step"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a marching step of some infantries in which the legs are swung high and kept straight and stiff.
  2. a military exercise in which the body is balanced on one foot, without advancing, while the other foot is swung forward and back.

goose-step

Pronunciation: (gs'step"), [key]
— -stepped, -step•ping.
  1. to march in a goose step: Troops goose-stepped past the reviewing stand.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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