Definition of ventre à terre in English:

ventre à terre

Line breaks: ventre à terre
Pronunciation: /ˌvɒ̃tr(ə) ɑː ˈtɛː
, vɑ̃tʀ a tɛʀ/


At full speed (used especially of a horse’s movement or its representation in painting).
More example sentences
  • He arrives ventre à terre, only to have her die in his arms.
  • This is a romance with all the right stuff: passionate love and, best of all, a hero who rides ventre à terre to save his beloved.


French, literally '(with) belly to the ground'.

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