Definition of pas de cheval in English:

pas de cheval


  • A pawing movement of the foot, reminiscent of a horse pawing the ground, made while performing a hop on the other leg.


Early 20th century; earliest use found in Dancing Times. From French pas de cheval (not dated in dictionaries of French), lit. ‘horse's step’ from pas step + de + cheval.


pas de cheval

/ˌpɑː də ʃəˈval//ˌpa də ʃəˈval/