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Meaning of CARACOLE

Pronunciation:  'karu`kowl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  make a half turn on a horse, in dressage
 

CARACOLE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: turn

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Car"a*cole\, n. [F. caracole, caracol, fr. Sp. caracol
    snail, winding staircase, a wheeling about.]
    1. (Man.) A half turn which a horseman makes, either to the
       right or the left.
    
    2. (Arch.) A staircase in a spiral form.
    
    {En caracole}[F.], spiral; -- said of a staircase.
    
    
  2. \Car"a*cole\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Caracoled}.] [Cf. F.
    caracoler.] (Man.)
    To move in a caracole, or in caracoles; to wheel.
    
          Prince John caracoled within the lists.  --Sir W.
                                                   Scott.
    
    
 
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