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

Italian, plural of cavalletto trestle, diminutive of cavallo horse, from Latin caballus

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Cite this Entry

“Cavalletti.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cavalletti. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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