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dressage

dressage

noun, dres·sage often attributive \drə-ˈsäzh, dre-\

: a competition in which horses perform special movements in response to signals from their riders

Full Definition of DRESSAGE

:  the execution by a trained horse of precision movements in response to barely perceptible signals from its rider

Origin of DRESSAGE

French, from dresser to train, drill, from Middle French
First Known Use: 1936

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