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haute école

[oht ey-kohl, -kawl; French oh tey-kawl] /ˌoʊt eɪˈkoʊl, -ˈkɔl; French oʊ teɪˈkɔl/
noun, plural hautes écoles
[ohts ey-kohl, -kawl; French oht zey-kawl] /ˌoʊts eɪˈkoʊl, -kɔl; French oʊt zeɪˈkɔl/ (Show IPA)
1.
a series of intricate steps, gaits, etc., taught to an exhibition horse.
2.
dressage (def 2).
Origin of haute école
< French: literally, high school
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  • One has only to go back to the thirties in England to find all the niceties of the haute ecole in full bloom.

    Patroclus and Penelope Theodore Ayrault Dodge
  • haute ecole, on Clover, the incomparative trained elephant from the plains of Venezuela.

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British Dictionary definitions for haute ecole

haute école

/ot ekɔl/
noun
1.
the classical art of riding
Word Origin
literally: high school
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