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1curvet

noun cur·vet \(ˌ)kər-ˈvet\

Definition of CURVET

:  a prancing leap of a horse in which the hind legs are raised just before the forelegs touch the ground
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Origin of CURVET

Italian corvetta, from Middle French courbette, from courber to curve, from Latin curvare
First Known Use: 1575

2curvet

verb
curvet·ted or curvet·edcurvet·ting or curvet·ing

Definition of CURVET

intransitive verb
:  to make a curvet; also :  prance, caper

First Known Use of CURVET

1592

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