Definition of reculade in US English:

reculade

noun

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  • A retreat; (chiefly figurative) a withdrawal from a declared position, a climbdown.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Edward Phillips (b. 1630), writer and biographer. From French reculade from reculer + -ade.

Pronunciation

reculade

/rɛkjʊˈlɑːd/