Definition of Single-foot
1. Noun. A rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately.
2. Verb. Go at a rack. "The horses single-footed"
Medical Definition of Single-foot
1. An irregular gait of a horse; called also single-footed pace. See Single, "Single-foot is an irregular pace, rather rare, distinguished by the posterior extremities moving in the order of a fast walk, and the anterior extremities in that of a slow trot." (Stillman (The Horse in Motion)) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Single-foot
Literary usage of Single-foot
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"as dwelling in Ethiopia, and as possessing a single foot, so large that it ... In pros., constituting a single foot; of or pertaining to a single foot, ..."
2. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"The curb-bit is used at the gallop and the single-foot, while the ... It is probable that the single-foot is not just half-way between the walk and the pace ..."
3. A System of Midwifery: Including the Diseases of Pregnancy and the Puerperal by William Leishman (1876)
"The determination of the position from a single foot is a matter in reference ... A single foot should always, if possible, be identified as right or left, ..."
4. Judging Live Stock by John Alexander Craig (1901)
"(3) Single foot or rack (4) Canter. (5) Slow pace, running walk or fox trot. The gait known as single foot or rack is very similar to the pace, ..."
5. Judging Live Stock by John Alexander Craig (1901)
"(3) Single foot or rack. (4) Canter. (5) Slow pace, running walk or fox trot. The gait known as single foot or rack is very similar to the pace, ..."
6. Judging Live Stock by John Alexander Craig (1901)
"The gait known as single foot or rack is very similar to the pace, except that in the latter the two feet of the same side move together while in the single ..."