What does the word pirouette mean?

Usage examples for pirouette

  1. Suddenly the dancer, with a blinding pirouette, wound her veils modestly about her, saluted Harland with a profound, mocking courtesy, and then pointing to the table wafted herself away. – A Republic Without a President and Other Stories by Herbert Ward
  2. The whole neighbourhood was proud of the shop, and no one again thought of referring to the kitchen in the Rue Pirouette, where a man had died. – The Fat and the Thin by Emile Zola
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