capriole


cap·ri·ole

noun \ˈka-prē-ˌōl\

Definition of CAPRIOLE

1
:  a playful leap :  caper
2
of a trained horse :  a vertical leap with a backward kick of the hind legs at the height of the leap
capriole intransitive verb

Origin of CAPRIOLE

Middle French or Old Italian; Middle French capriole, from Old Italian capriola, from capriolo roebuck, from Latin capreolus goat, roebuck, from capr-, caper he-goat; akin to Old English hæfer goat, Greek kapros wild boar
First Known Use: 1594

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