plural -s
: 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

Word History


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

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“Ballotade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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