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Falcade \Fal*cade"\ (f[a^]l*k[=a]d"), n. [F., ultimately fr. L. falx, falcis, a sickle or scythe.] (Man.) The action of a horse, when he throws himself on his haunches two or three times, bending himself, as it were, in very quick curvets.


n. A horse's movement of throwing itself on its haunches two or three times, bending in very quick curvets.


Falcade is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Belluno in the Italian region Veneto, located about northwest of Venice and about northwest of Belluno. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 2,175 and an area of .

The municipality of Falcade contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Sappade, Caviola, Valt, Coste, Somor, Le fratte, Marmolada, Tabiadon di Canes, and Tabiadon di Val.

Falcade borders the following municipalities: Canale d'Agordo, Moena, Rocca Pietore, Soraga, Tonadico.

Falcade is one the edge of the Trevalli Ski Area: of slopes stretching between Veneto and Trentino regions which in turn is part of the Dolomite Super Ski area. It is also popular in the summer with walkers and mountain bikers.

Notable landmarks include the Church of Falcade, the Focobon and the Mulaz.