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curvet

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noun cur·vet \(ˌ)kər-ˈvet\

Definition of curvet

  1. :  a prancing leap of a horse in which the hind legs are raised just before the forelegs touch the ground

Origin and Etymology of curvet

Italian corvetta, from Middle French courbette, from courber to curve, from Latin curvare


First Known Use: 1575


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curvet

verb cur·vet

Definition of curvet

curvetted

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curveted

;

curvetting

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curveting

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to make a curvet; also :  prance, caper

1592

First Known Use of curvet

1592

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