American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately; the rack. No longer in technical use.
- v. To go at the single-foot.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gait of horses, better known as the rack. See rack.
- To move with the single-foot gait; rack. Also single.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An irregular gait of a horse; -- called also
single-footed pace. See single, v. i.
- v. To proceed by means of the single-foot, as a horse or other quadruped.
- n. a rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately
- v. go at a rack
“Personally I intend to stay with gaited horses (foxtrotters are my preference but walkers or single-foot horses are just as good) for all kinds of reasons.”
“All she was able to plant was a little garden that she worked by hand with a single-foot plow and a hoe.”
“Jack nudged his horse to a single-foot and headed back toward Deadwood.”
“Spanish horse should; he trotted, he loped, he paced, and went single-foot, greatly to the admiration of the three spectators.”
“Women will cease to single-foot and learn to undulate when they walk.”
“They were gaited animals, with a fast jog-walk and a fine single-foot, small and well-proportioned, with tapering legs and small feet.”
“When he changed to a single-foot, which, fortunately for me, he often did, I was much less uncomfortable.”
“I have sternly refused to allow mother to ride Wyoming, on the ground that I would not have her make a martyr of herself in the shape of riding a horse with a single-foot gait, which she so openly detests.”
“And mixed up in it all we discussed the merits of the fox-trot versus the single-foot.”
“I'm behind you so much on these single-foot trails.”
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