Definition of torsade in US English:

torsade

noun

  • 1A decorative twisted braid, ribbon, or other strand used as trimming.

    cord, cording, braiding, bullion, thread, twine, yarn, tape, binding, rickrack, ribbon
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    1. 1.1 An artificial plait of hair.

Origin

Late 19th century: from French, from Latin tors- ‘twisted’, from torquere ‘to twist’.

Pronunciation

torsade

/-ˈsād/