[ bal-uh-teyd, -tahd ]

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

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

Words Nearby ballotade Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024