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The meaning of Voltes


Voltes – definition


A sudden quick jump or other movement to escape a thrust, especially a swinging round of the rear leg to turn the body sideways.


A movement performed in dressage and classical riding, in which a horse describes a circle of 6 yards diameter.


The si unit of electromotive force, the difference of potential that would carry one ampere of current against one ohm resistance.

Usage examples:

They created electricity running at 10 volts with a milliamp current, enough to power a small light…

Make a quick movement to avoid a thrust.

Usage examples:

He strongly favours fencing along a straight line, disapproving of ‘volting ‘, crossing the legs, a…

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Word origin

late 17th century (as a fencing term): from French, from Italian volta ‘a turn’, from volgere ‘to turn’. volte (sense 2 of the noun) dates from the early 18th century.

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