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.
Pronunciation: (gOOs'step"), [key]
—v.i., -stepped, -step•ping.
to march in a goose step: Troops goose-stepped past the reviewing stand.
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