Definition of goose-step in English:

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goose-step

noun

A military marching step in which the legs are not bent at the knee.
Example sentences
  • Soon the guard - about half a dozen soldiers and NCOs in all - marched out with an extremely rapid step and exaggerated movements; they came to a halt with a massive goose-step.
  • ‘Our house was a mile up the road from the Village and we could hear the Nazis marching in goose-step on the cobblestones,’ recalls Linn.
  • If you want to learn how the traditional Prussian goose-step works you have to watch British television, because in Germany in the younger generation - even in my generation - nobody knows how to perform it.

verb

[no object, with adverbial]
March with a goose-step: soldiers goose-stepped outside the monument
More example sentences
  • One by one, red-coated soldiers goose-stepped in.
  • On depositing me at my door, he saluted with what sounded like a New Zealand rugby team war-cry, turned about-face and goose-stepped back to his booth.
  • And with that, they saluted and goose-stepped out of the room.

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