Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The action of a horse in endeavoring to throw a rider by arching the body, holding the legs stiff, and bucking vigorously.

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Examples

  • The first leg came off fine, but then in switching her weight from one foot to the other she lost her balance and had to crow-hop twice to get it back.

    Cold Mountain

  • He showed you, he sees Costin do what he called I think the crow-hop -- stands back, raises his leg.

    CNN Transcript Jan 10, 2002

  • Then, to his intense annoyance, the horse began to crow-hop.

    Comanche Moon

  • Then, to his intense annoyance, the horse began to crow-hop.

    Comanche Moon

  • The first leg came off fine, but then in switching her weight from one foot to the other she lost her balance and had to crow-hop twice to get it back.

    Cold Mountain

  • Then, to his intense annoyance, the horse began to crow-hop.

    Comanche Moon

  • He mounted and walked his sorrel slowly around the camp for a few minutes—the horse was likely to crow-hop on nippy mornings.

    Dead Man’s Walk

  • The mare was skittish in the mornings, with a tendency to crow-hop.

    The Lonesome Dove Series

  • Then, to his intense annoyance, the horse began to crow-hop.

    The Lonesome Dove Series

  • The mare was skittish in the mornings, with a tendency to crow-hop.

    Dead Man’s Walk

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  • Just something horses are wont to do.

    December 7, 2011