gait

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1gait

noun \ˈgāt\

: a particular way of walking

Full Definition of GAIT

1
:  a manner of walking or moving on foot
2
:  a sequence of foot movements (as a walk, trot, pace, or canter) by which a horse or a dog moves forward
3
:  a manner or rate of movement or progress <the leisurely gait of summer>

Examples of GAIT

  1. He has an awkward gait.
  2. They were orthopedic shoes built around molds of my feet, and they had a 2 1/4-inch lift. … they had given me a more or less even gait for the first time in 10 years. —Henry Louis Gates, Jr., New York Times Magazine, 9 Dec. 1990

Origin of GAIT

Middle English gait, gate gate, way
First Known Use: 1509

Other Equestrian Terms

canter, cantle, curry, farrier, hunter, paddock, router, skirt, tack

2gait

verb \ˈgāt\

Definition of GAIT

transitive verb
1
:  to train (a horse or a dog) to use a particular gait or set of gaits
2
:  to lead (a show dog) before a judge to display carriage and movement
intransitive verb
:  to walk with a particular gait

Examples of GAIT

  1. Patricia Craige, who has guided Norwegian elkhounds to the final at Westminster eight times, gaited Ch. Vin-Melca's Bombardier to breed honors. —Walter R. Fletcher, New York Times,13 Feb. 1991

Origin of GAIT

(see 1gait)
First Known Use: circa 1900

gait

noun \ˈgāt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GAIT

1
: a manner of walking or moving on foot
2
: a sequence of foot movements (as a walk, trot, pace, or canter) by which a horse or a dog moves forward

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