Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In the manège, the action of a horse when he throws himself on his haunches two or three times, as in a very quick curvet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Man.) The action of a horse, when he throws himself on his haunches two or three times, bending himself, as it were, in very quick curvets.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A horse's movement of throwing itself on its haunches two or three times, bending in very quick curvets.

Etymologies

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French, ultimately from Latin falx, falcis, a sickle or scythe.

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