[ luh-vahd ]
/ ləˈvɑd /
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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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Example sentences from the Web for levade
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.