pesade

pesade

[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.

Origin:
1720–30; < French, earlier posade < Italian posata a halt (see pose1, -ade1); pes- by association with peser to weigh. See poise

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pesade (pɛˈsɑːd)
 
n
dressage a position in which the horse stands on the hind legs with the forelegs in the air
 
[C18: from French, from posade, from Italian posata a halt, from posare to stop, from Latin pausa end]

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