Definition of ollie in English:

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ollie

Pronunciation: /älē/

noun (plural ollies)

(In skateboarding and snowboarding) a jump performed without the aid of a takeoff ramp, executed by pushing the back foot down on the tail of the board, bringing the board off the ground.
Example sentences
  • While Sherm dealt the frontside half-Cab flip and switch backside flip, Eric had the thankless task of working with the fakie ollie one-foot tail grab.
  • Sean got on the board, and did a perfect ollie, and skated back towards Ashlee.
  • I learned fakie ollies below coping, popping the tail off the wall and floating without hands.

verb (ollies, ollieing, ollied)

[no object]
Perform an ollie.
Example sentences
  • He talks about grinding and ollieing and stuff.
  • I hopped on my skateboard and ollied up onto the sidewalk and skated towards the fence in front of the skate park.
  • A grin formed on my face as I rode my little heart out, ollieing over benches, kick flipping over curbs and grinding along concrete barriers.

Origin

1970s: from the name of the US skateboarder Alan ‘Ollie’ Gelfand, who invented the jump in 1976.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ol·lie

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