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levade

[ luh-vahd ]

noun

, Dressage.
  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of levade1

1940–45; < German < French, equivalent to lev ( er ) to raise + -ade -ade 1

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Example Sentences

Mr. Ochs was the only one of Mr. Levade's friends who was at Basle—the others were both in France.

Tell Levade I have only just learned where to find his son-in-law.

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