Meaning of “poise” in the English Dictionary

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poisenoun [ U ]

us /pɔɪz/

behavior or a way of moving that shows calm confidence:

"I think it was a credit to our team that we kept our poise," the coach said, "even when we were down by 21 points."

(Definition of “poise” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)