Definition of Single-foot

1. Noun. A rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately.

Exact synonyms: Rack
Generic synonyms: Gait
Derivative terms: Rack



2. Verb. Go at a rack. "The horses single-footed"
Exact synonyms: Rack
Generic synonyms: Pace
Derivative terms: Rack

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)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Single-foot

single-acting
single-barreled
single-barrelled
single-bedded
single-blind
single-blind method
single-breasted
single-breasted jacket
single-breasted suit
single-celled
single-channel
single-click
single-clicks
single-elimination tournament
single-entry bookkeeping
single-foot (current term)
single-gene diseases
single-handed
single-handedly
single-hearted
single-lane
single-layer ejecta
single-leaf
single-leaf pine
single-leaf pinyon
single-member system
single-minded
single-minded branding moment
single-minded branding moments
single-mindedly

Literary usage of Single-foot

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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 ..."

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