car·​a·​cole | \ ˈker-ə-ˌkōl How to pronounce caracole (audio) , ˈka-rə- \

Definition of caracole

: a half turn to right or left executed by a mounted horse

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Examples of caracole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Snails used to grace every blue-collar bar counter in Madrid—they were harvested in the vineyards that once grew along the Manzanares River—but as the vines disappeared, so did the caracoles. Benjamin Kemper, Condé Nast Traveler, "Tapas Crawling With Madrid’s 'Taberna King'," 26 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of caracole

1614, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for caracole

French, from Spanish caracol snail, spiral stair, caracole

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The first known use of caracole was in 1614

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“Caracole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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