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.