capriole

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. (noun) A caper or leap, as in dancing; a sudden bound; a spring.
  • n. (noun) In the manège, an upward spring or leap made by a horse without advancing, the hind legs being jerked out when at the height of the leap.
  • n. (noun) A kind of head-dress worn by women.
  • (verb) To execute a capriole; leap; skip.

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Note

'Capriole' comes from the Italian 'capriolo,' roebuck, wild goat.

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