(băt′mənt, bă′tə-mäN′)
In dance, a kicking movement done with a lifted leg.

[French, action of beating, battement, from Old French, action of beating, from batre, to beat; see batter.]


(French batmɑ̃)
(Ballet) ballet extension of one leg forwards, sideways, or backwards, either once or repeatedly
[C19: French, literally: beating]


(Fr. batəˈmɑ̃)

n., pl. -ments (Fr. -ˈmɑ̃)
a ballet movement in which one leg is lifted to the front, side, or back, and returned to the supporting leg.
[1820–30; < French, derivative of batt(re) to beat; see bate2]


(beating) Leg exercises of various kinds executed with a beating motion.
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