[puh-seyd, -zeyd, -zahd]

noun Dressage.

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

Nearby words

  1. perón, juan domingo,
  2. pes,
  3. pes anserinus,
  4. pes varus,
  5. pesach,
  6. pesaro,
  7. pescadores,
  8. pescara,
  9. pescatarian,
  10. peseta

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. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for pesade



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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