Definition of Gallop

1. Noun. A fast gait of a horse; a two-beat stride during which all four legs are off the ground simultaneously.

Generic synonyms: Gait

2. Verb. Ride at a galloping pace. "He was galloping down the road"
Category relationships: Horseback Riding, Riding, Equitation, Horseback Riding, Riding
Generic synonyms: Ride Horseback

3. Verb. Go at galloping speed. "The horses gallop across the field"; "The horse was galloping along"
Generic synonyms: Pace

4. Verb. Cause to move at full gallop. "The men gallop the horses across the field"; "Did you gallop the horse just now?"
Exact synonyms: Extend
Category relationships: Horseback Riding, Riding, Equitation, Horseback Riding, Riding
Generic synonyms: Ride, Sit

Definition of Gallop

1. v. i. To move or run in the mode called a gallop; as a horse; to go at a gallop; to run or move with speed.

2. v. t. To cause to gallop.

3. n. A mode of running by a quadruped, particularly by a horse, by lifting alternately the fore feet and the hind feet, in successive leaps or bounds.

Definition of Gallop

1. Noun. The fastest gait of a horse. ¹

2. Noun. A two-beat stride during which all four legs are off the ground simultaneously ¹

3. Verb. To ride at a galloping pace ¹

4. Verb. To make electrical or other utility lines sway and/or move up and down violently, usually due to a combination of high winds and ice accrual on the lines. ¹

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Definition of Gallop

1. to ride a horse at full speed [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Gallop

1. A triple cadence to the heart sounds; due to an abnormal third or fourth heart sound being heard in addition to the first and second sounds, and usually indicative of serious disease. Synonym: bruit de galop, cantering rhythm, gallop rhythm, Traube's bruit. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gallop

gallop (current term)
gallop rhythm
gallop sound

Literary usage of Gallop

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1887)
"A more complete classification of the varieties of gallop rhythm can be made ... The diastolic gallop may itself be subdivided, according to whether it is ..."

2. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1900)
"John gallop of Connecticut, son of John and Christabel gallop of Boston, and this statement has been accepted and repeated by the compiler of the Gallup ..."

3. Animal Mechanism: A Treatise on Terrestrial and Aerial Locomotion by Etienne-Jules Marey (1874)
"Experiments on the gallop—Notation of the gallop—Re-actions—Bases of ... Most of the •writers distinguish three kinds of gallop by the rhythm of the impacts ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"He gallop'd up To join them, glancing like a dragon-fly. ... Boys who . . . gallop through one of the ancient« with the assistance of a translation can have ..."

5. An Encyclopædia of Agriculture: Comprising the Theory and Practice of the by John Claudius Loudon (1831)
"In order to make л •top in a gallop straight forwards, the rider should carefully put his horse together, without altering or disturbing the appui, ..."

6. British Poets of the Nineteenth Century: Poems by Wordsworth, Coleridge by Curtis Hidden Page (1910)
"And the thick heavy spume-flakes which His fierce lips shook upwards in gallop- By Hasselt. Dirck groaned ; and cried aye and anon [ing on. ..."

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