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épaulement

[French ey-pohl-mahn] /French eɪ poʊlˈmɑ̃/
noun, plural épaulements
[French ey-pohl-mahn] /French eɪ poʊlˈmɑ̃/ (Show IPA).
Ballet.
1.
a position in which the shoulders are at right angles to the direction of the supporting leg, with one shoulder thrust forward and one back.
Origin of épaulement
1680-1690
1680-90; < French, equivalent to épaule (see epaulet) + -ment -ment
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