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From French [Term?], ultimately from Latin falx, falcis (a sickle or scythe).


falcade (plural falcades)

  1. A horse's movement of throwing itself on its haunches two or three times, bending in very quick curvets.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for falcade in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)