pas de cheval

[ French pahduh shuh val ]
/ French pɑdə ʃə ˈval /

noun, plural pas de cheval. Ballet.

a step in which the dancer hops on one foot and paws the ground with the other.

Origin of pas de cheval

1915–20; < French: horse step Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019