estrapade

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French

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estrapade (plural estrapades)

  1. The rearing, plunging, and kicking actions of a horse trying to get rid of its rider.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian strappada

Noun[edit]

estrapade f (plural estrapades)

  1. strappado, a torture or punishment technique where the victim is tied at a pole which is dropped from a considerable height to just above the soil; aboard a vessel, the victim is dipped into the sea
  2. mast or other contraption constructed for such torturous treatment
  3. gymnastic exercise, where the athlete hangs from a rope and passes the rest of the body in between both arms

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