Definition of travers in English:


(also traverse)

Pronunciation /ˈtravərs/ /ˈtrævərs/ /trəˌvərs/


  • A movement performed in dressage, in which the horse moves parallel to the side of the arena, with its shoulders carried closer to the wall than its hindquarters and its body curved toward the center.

    • ‘try some travers’
    transit, progress, passing, movement, moving, motion, going, crossing, travelling, traversal, traverse


French, from pied de travers ‘foot askew’.