American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A form of furniture leg that curves outward and then narrows downward into an ornamental foot, characteristic of Queen Anne and Chippendale furniture.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as capriole.
- n. A type of furniture leg used in certain ornate styles of furniture such as Queen Anne, having a double curve resembling the leg of an animal
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Man.) A curvet; a leap. See capriole.
- From French a goat's leap (Wiktionary)
- French, caper (from its resemblance to the foreleg of a capering animal); see cabriolet. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But now, as soon as the horses arrived, I hurried into a cabriole, and bade farewell to my friend.”
“He expressed his enthusiasm by referring to a leaping ballet step: "We should clap and cabriole with delight.”
“The mahogany stool and hinged lid had a large, shaped apron on all sides to hide the enclosed pot, and stood on cabriole legs with pad feet.”
“It was an oval shape with cabriole legs and a folding arm, and it resembled a small version of the old hunting tables used by the gentry when they were served drinks after a fox hunt.”
“A rude sort of cabriole was at last found, and a driver half drunk, who was not less eager to make a good bargain on that account.”
“It was a sort of boudoir or dressing-room, with a few pretty old portraits and miniatures, and a number of Louis Quatorze looking-glasses hung round, and such pretty quaint cabriole gilt and pale green furniture.”
“She did not; but with a step or two she placed herself before a little cabriole-table, which stood against the wall, from which rose a tall mirror in a tarnished frame.”
“Its wing-shaped lid was propped upright, its curved cabriole legs a study in grace.”
“I also developed painful shin-splints from trying to perfect the double cabriole in Giselle.”
“But with this double cabriole all my previous approaches failed.”
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