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dressage

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noun dres·sage \drə-ˈsäzh, dre-\

Simple Definition of dressage

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

Full Definition of dressage

  1. :  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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