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- n. The act of dashing against or striking upon.
- n. The act of striking a fixed object, compare collision: the act of striking another vessel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of dashing against, or striking upon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A striking against; beating; collision.
From Latin allisio, French allidere ("to strike or dash against"). (Wiktionary)