noun bal·lo·tade \¦balə¦tād, -äd\

Definition of ballotade



  1. :  a forward leap performed by a horse trained in manège in which fore and hind legs are gathered under the body and the hind hoofs are turned outward so that the shoes are visible

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Origin and Etymology of ballotade

French ballottade, from ballotter to toss (from ballotte small ball, from Italian dialect ballotta) + -ade — more at ballot

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