[ puh-seyd, -zeyd, -zahd ]
/ pəˈseɪd, -ˈzeɪd, -ˈzɑd /

noun Dressage.

a maneuver in which the horse is made to rear, keeping its hind legs stationary and its forelegs drawn in.

Origin of pesade

1720–30; <French, earlier posade<Italian posata a halt (see pose1, -ade1); pes- by association with peser to weigh. See poise1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for pesade

/ (pɛˈsɑːd) /


dressage a position in which the horse stands on the hind legs with the forelegs in the air

Word Origin for pesade

C18: from French, from posade, from Italian posata a halt, from posare to stop, from Latin pausa end
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