Definition of dressage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dressage

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈdresɑːʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdresɑːʒ//
 
[uncountable] Equine sports
 
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a set of controlled movements that a rider trains a horse to perform; a competition in which these movements are performed to win prizes for dressage See related entries: Equine sports Word Origin 1930s: from French, literally ‘training’, from dresser ‘to train’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dressage