épaulement

[ French ey-pohl-mahn ]
/ French eɪ poʊlˈmɑ̃ /

noun, plural é·paule·ments [French ey-pohl-mahn]. /French eɪ poʊlˈmɑ̃/. Ballet.

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.

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Origin of épaulement

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