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piaffe

[pyaf] /pyæf/
noun
1.
Also, piaffer. a cadenced trot executed on one spot, with a well-elevated leg action.
verb (used without object), piaffed, piaffing.
2.
(of a horse) to execute such a movement.
3.
(of a rider) to cause a horse to piaffe.
verb (used with object), piaffed, piaffing.
4.
to cause (a horse) to piaffe.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65; < French piaffer; imitative
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piaffe

/pɪˈæf/
noun
1.
(dressage) a passage done on the spot
Word Origin
C18: from French, from piaffer to strut
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