from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or resembling a gallop, especially in rhythm or rapidity.
  • adjective Developing or progressing at an accelerated rate.
  • adjective Medicine Of or relating to a disease that progresses rapidly toward a fatal conclusion.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The action of a horse that gallops; a running at a gallop.
  • Proceeding at a gallop; hence, figuratively, advancing rapidly; making rapid progress: as, a galloping consumption (that is, a consumption that proceeds rapidly to a fatal termination).

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

  • adjective Going at a gallop; progressing rapidly.

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

  • verb Present participle of gallop.


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