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levade

[ luh-vahd ]
/ ləˈvɑd /
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noun Dressage.

a movement in which the horse first lowers its body on increasingly bent hocks, then sits on its hind hooves while keeping its forelegs raised and drawn in.

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Origin of levade

1940–45; <German <French, equivalent to lev(er) to raise + -ade-ade1
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