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pesade

[puh-seyd, -zeyd, -zahd]
noun Dressage.
  1. a maneuver in which the horse is made to rear, keeping its hind legs stationary and its forelegs drawn in.
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Origin of pesade

1720–30; < French, earlier posade < Italian posata a halt (see pose1, -ade1); pes- by association with peser to weigh. See poise1
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British Dictionary definitions for pesade

pesade

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