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The guiding of a horse through a series of complex maneuvers by slight movements of the rider's hands, legs, and weight.
[French, preparation, training, dressage, from dresser, to set up, arrange, train, from Old French drecier, to set up, arrange; see dress.]
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1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) the method of training a horse to perform manoeuvres in response to the rider's body signals
2. (Horse Racing) the manoeuvres performed by a horse trained in this method
[French: preparation, from Old French dresser to prepare; see dress]
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2. the art or method of training a horse in obedience and in precision of movement.
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dressage- The art of riding and training horses, from French dresser, "to train."
See also related terms for riding.
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the training of horses in obedience and the execution of precise movements.See also: Horses
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|Noun||1.||dressage - maneuvers of a horse in response to body signals by the rider|
curvet, vaulting - a light leap by a horse in which both hind legs leave the ground before the forelegs come down
piaffe - a cadenced trot executed by the horse in one spot
equestrian sport - a sport that tests horsemanship
capriole - (dressage) a vertical jump of a trained horse with a kick of the hind legs at the top of the jump
three-day event - an equestrian competition; the first day is dressage; the second is cross-country jumping; the third is stadium jumping
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dressage[ˈdrɛsɑːʒ] n → dressage mdress circle n → premier balcon m, corbeille fdress code n → code m vestimentaire
a strict dress code → un code vestimentaire strictdress designer n → modéliste mf, dessinateur/trice m/f de mode
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Dressur f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
dressage[ˈdrɛsɑːʒ] n (Horse-riding) → dressage m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995