Definition of ballotade in English:

ballotade

noun

Dressage
  • A bouncing step or leap; (Dressage) a kind of leap in which a horse bends all four legs without kicking out the hind ones.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Blome (bap. 1630, d. 1705), cartographer and bookseller. From French ballottade kind of leap in which a horse bends all four legs without kicking out the hind ones from ballotter + -ade.

Pronunciation

ballotade

/ˌbaləˈtɑːd/