[French ey-pohl-mahn]
noun, plural é·paule·ments [French ey-pohl-mahn] /French eɪ poʊlˈmɑ̃/. Ballet.
  1. a position in which the shoulders are at right angles to the direction of the supporting leg, with one shoulder thrust forward and one back.

Origin of épaulement

1680–90; < French, equivalent to épaule (see epaulet) + -ment -ment
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