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levade

[luh-vahd] /ləˈvɑd/
noun, Dressage.
1.
a movement in which the horse first lowers its body on increasingly bent hocks, then sits on its hind hooves while keeping its forelegs raised and drawn in.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; < German < French, equivalent to lev(er) to raise + -ade -ade1
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