[bal-uh-teyd, -tahd]

noun Dressage.

a movement similar to a croupade except that the horse draws in its hind legs so that the iron of the shoes is visible.

Nearby words

  1. balloonist,
  2. balloonseptostomy,
  3. ballot,
  4. ballot box,
  5. ballot paper,
  6. ballotini,
  7. ballottement,
  8. ballottine,
  9. ballpark,
  10. ballpark figure

Origin of ballotade

1720–30; < French ballottade, balotade, equivalent to ballott(er) to move, stir (intransitive), to toss, shake (derivative of ballotte, Old French balote little ball < Italian; see ballot) + -ade -ade1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019