bal·​lo·​tade | \ ¦balə¦tād, -äd \
plural -s

Definition of ballotade

: 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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History and Etymology for ballotade

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

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“Ballotade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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