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Bal´lo`tade`(băl´lô`täd` or băl´lô`tād`)
|n.||1.||(Man.) A leap of a horse, as between two pillars, or upon a straight line, so that when his four feet are in the air, he shows only the shoes of his hind feet, without jerking out.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.