Ballet any of various movements in which one leg is extended away from the body and then brought back toward the other leg
Origin of battementFr, literally , the act of beating ; from battre, to beat ; from OFr: see batter
In dance, a kicking movement done with a lifted leg.
Origin of battementFrench, action of beating, battement, from Old French, action of beating, from batre, to beat; see batter.
- (ballet) A ballet move involving a beating action with an extended leg
From French battement.