[kroo-peyd, kroo-peyd]
noun Dressage.
  1. 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.

Origin of croupade

1840–50; < French (translation of Italian groppata), equivalent to croupe croup2 + -ade -ade1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018