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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 of levade
1940-1945
1940-45; < German < French, equivalent to lev(er) to raise + -ade -ade1
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