Dressage Definition

drə-säzh, drĕ-
noun
Exhibition riding or horsemanship in which the horse is controlled in certain difficult steps and gaits by very slight movements of the rider.
Webster's New World
(uncountable) The schooling of a horse.
Wiktionary
(countable) An event or competition of the sport of dressage.
I'm competing in two dressage shows and a jumping show this weekend.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Dressage

Noun

Singular:
dressage
Plural:
dressages

Origin of Dressage

  • French preparation, training, dressage from dresser to set up, arrange, train from Old French drecier to set up, arrange dress

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French dressage ("training").

    From Wiktionary

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