Definition of Curvet

1. Noun. A light leap by a horse in which both hind legs leave the ground before the forelegs come down.

Exact synonyms: Vaulting
Generic synonyms: Dressage
Derivative terms: Vault



2. Verb. Perform a leap where both hind legs come off the ground, of a horse.
Generic synonyms: Bound, Jump, Leap, Spring

Definition of Curvet

1. n. A particular leap of a horse, when he raises both his fore legs at once, equally advanced, and, as his fore legs are falling, raises his hind legs, so that all his legs are in the air at once.

2. v. i. To make a curvet; to leap; to bound.

3. v. t. To cause to curvet.

Definition of Curvet

1. Verb. (context: of a horse) To leap about, frolic. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Curvet

1. to prance [v -VETED, -VETING, -VETS or -VETTED, -VETTING, -VETS] - See also: prance

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Curvet

curve deficiency
curve of Spee
curve of occlusion
curveball
curveballed
curveballing
curved
curved shape
curvedly
curvedness
curveless
curvelet
curvelets
curves
curvet (current term)
curveted
curveting
curvets
curvetted
curvetting
curvey
curvicaudate
curvicostate
curvier
curviest
curviform
curvilinead
curvilineads
curvilineal

Literary usage of Curvet

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1. A Course of Mathematics: For the Use of Academies, as Well as Private Tuition by Charles Hutton, Robert Adrain (1818)
"... of curvet. DEF. 1. A curve is a line whose several parts proceed in different directions, and are successively posited towards different points in space ..."

2. Etymologicon Magnum, Or Universal Etymological Dictionary, on a New Plan by Walter Whiter (1800)
"The furniture from Cu*B» because the Horse makes CRUPPER. ) of a Horse. Curb. There is something, I think, I this curvet, ..."

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