Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The rearing, plunging, and kicking actions of a horse trying to get rid of its rider.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The action of a horse, when, to get rid of his rider, he rears, plunges, and kicks furiously.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the manège, the action of a horse that tries to get rid of his rider by rearing and kicking.

Etymologies

French (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The gibbet and the fearful "estrapade" had not deterred them.

    The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)

  • Where are the defenestrations that shall break their bones, where is the estrapade that shall grind their joints?

    The Shadow of the Torturer

  • The Bishop of Paris, after harshly advocating the rekindling of the extinct fires of the estrapade, was compelled to hear in return some plain words from Admiral

    The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)

  • If the reformers condemned D'Andelot's concession, Paul the Fourth, on the other hand, regarded his escape from the _estrapade_ as proof positive that not only Henry, but even the Cardinal of Lorraine, was lukewarm in the defence of the faith!

    The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)

  • Henry manifested no desire to retain long as a prisoner, much less to bring to the _estrapade_, the nephew of the constable, and a warrior who had himself held the honorable post of

    The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)

  • Will the terror of the _estrapade_ quench the burning courage of a sect which has spread over the whole of France, if it could not stifle the fire when first kindled at Meaux and at

    The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)

  • And we may even get the estrapade, too, or worse -- quien sabe?

    Nostromo: a Tale of the Seaboard

  • He did not want to look at the rigid legs, at the feet hanging down nervelessly, with their bare toes some six inches above the floor, to know that the man had been given the estrapade till he had swooned.

    Nostromo: a Tale of the Seaboard

  • It would take Sotillo a day to give me the estrapade, and try some other things perhaps, before he puts

    Nostromo: a Tale of the Seaboard

  • It would take Sotillo a day to give me the estrapade, and try some other things perhaps, before he puts a bullet through my heart -- as he did to that poor wretch here.

    Nostromo, a Tale of the Seaboard

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