curvet definition

  • noun:
    • A light jump by a horse, for which both hind feet leave the ground right before the forelegs are set down.
    • a certain jump of a horse, as he increases both his fore feet at the same time, equally advanced, and, as their fore legs tend to be falling, increases their hind feet, so that all his legs come in the atmosphere at a time.
    • A prank; a frolic.
    • In the manège, a leap of a horse in which both the fore legs are raised at once and equally advanced, the haunches lowered, and the hind legs brought forward, the horse springing as the fore legs are falling, so that all his legs are in the air at once.
    • Figuratively, a prank; a frolic.
    • a light jump by a horse by which both hind legs leave the bottom ahead of the forelegs fall
    • A light jump by a horse, which both hind feet leave the bottom before the forelegs are set down.
    • a specific leap of a horse, as he raises both his fore feet at the same time, similarly advanced, and, as his fore feet are falling, raises his hind feet, so that all his legs come in the air at a time.
    • A prank; a frolic.
    • In the manège, a leap of a horse in which both the fore legs are raised at once and equally advanced, the haunches lowered, and the hind legs brought forward, the horse springing as the fore legs are falling, so that all his legs are in the air at once.
    • Figuratively, a prank; a frolic.
    • a light step by a horse which both hind legs keep the floor before the forelegs fall
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To leap in a curvet.
    • To prance; frolic.
    • to help make a curvet; to jump; to bound.
    • To leap and frisk; to frolic.
    • To leap in a curvet.
    • To prance; frolic.
    • to create a curvet; to leap; to bound.
    • To jump and frisk; to frolic.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To cause to leap in a curvet.
    • resulting in to curvet.
    • To cause to leap in a curvet.
    • resulting in to curvet.
  • verb:
    • To jump about, frolic.
    • perform a leap where both hind legs go off the floor, of a horse
    • To jump about, frolic.
    • perform a leap in which both hind feet go off the bottom, of a horse
  • others:
    • To leap in a curvet; prance.
    • To leap and frisk.
    • resulting in to help make a curvet; cause which will make an upward springtime.
    • To jump in a curvet; prance.
    • To jump and frisk.
    • To cause in order to make a curvet; cause to create an upward springtime.

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