croupade

[ kroo-peyd, kroo-peyd ]
/ kruˈpeɪd, ˈkru peɪd /

noun Dressage.

a movement in which a horse jumps up from a pesade with all four legs drawn up under it and lands on four legs in the same place.

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Origin of croupade

1840–50; <French (translation of Italian groppata), equivalent to croupecroup2 + -ade-ade1
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