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A sudden quick jump or other movement to escape a thrust, especially a swinging round of the rear leg to turn the body sideways.
- ‘He uses the term ‘voiding ‘for the volte or esquive.’’
2A movement performed in dressage and classical riding, in which a horse describes a circle of 6 yards diameter.
- ‘Figures such as voltes and squares were used to engage the horse's hind legs before a transition to a new gait.’
Late 17th century (as a fencing term): from French, from Italian volta a turn, from volgere to turn. volte dates from the early 18th century.
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