cav·​al·​let·​ti | \ ˌka-və-ˈle-tē How to pronounce cavalletti (audio) \
variants: or less commonly cavaletti

Definition of cavalletti

: a series of timber jumps that are adjustable in height for schooling horses

First Known Use of cavalletti

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cavalletti

borrowed from Italian, plural of cavalletto "trestle, stand," from cavallo "horse" (going back to Latin caballus "work horse, gelding") + -etto, diminutive suffix — more at cavalcade

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The first known use of cavalletti was in 1950

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“Cavalletti.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cavalletti. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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