curvet


1cur·vet

noun \(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

Origin of CURVET

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

2curvet

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

Definition of CURVET

:  to make a curvet; also :  prance, caper

First Known Use of CURVET

1592

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