lope


1lope

noun \ˈlōp\

Definition of LOPE

1
:  an easy natural gait of a horse resembling a canter
2
:  an easy usually bounding gait capable of being sustained for a long time

Origin of LOPE

Middle English loup, lope leap, probably from Old Norse hlaup; akin to Old English hlēapan to leap — more at leap
First Known Use: 1809

Other Equestrian Terms

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

2lope

verb

: to run in a relaxed way with long strides

lopedlop·ing

Full Definition of LOPE

intransitive verb
:  to move or ride at a lope
lop·er noun

Examples of LOPE

  1. The horses loped easily across the fields.
  2. He went loping up the hill.
  3. The outfielder loped after the ball.

First Known Use of LOPE

circa 1825

Related to LOPE

Other Equestrian Terms

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

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