Definition of courbette in English:


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Pronunciation: /kʊəˈbɛt/

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  • (In classical riding) a movement in which the horse performs a series of jumps on the hind legs without the forelegs touching the ground.


mid 17th century: French, from Italian corvetta 'little curve', based on Latin curvus 'curved'.

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