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gallop

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verb gal·lop \ˈga-ləp\

Definition of gallop

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to progress or ride at a gallop

  3. 2 :  to run fast

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to cause to gallop

  6. 2 :  to transport at a gallop

galloper

noun

Examples of gallop in a sentence

  1. The horse galloped toward us.

  2. He mounted his horse and galloped off to sound the alarm.

  3. She galloped her horse toward us.

  4. I grabbed my books and galloped out the door.

  5. The program gallops through early American history.

15th Century

First Known Use of gallop

15th century


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gallop

noun gal·lop

Definition of gallop

  1. 1 :  a bounding gait of a quadruped; specifically :  a fast natural usually 4-beat gait of the horse — compare 3canter, run

  2. 2 :  a ride or run at a gallop

  3. 3 :  a stretch of land suitable for galloping horses

  4. 4 :  a rapid or hasty progression or pace

Examples of gallop in a sentence

  1. The horse was at full gallop.

  2. He mounted his horse and took off at a gallop.

  3. We went for a gallop through the countryside.

Origin and Etymology of gallop

Middle French galop


First Known Use: 1523


GALLOP Defined for English Language Learners

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gallop

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verb gal·lop \ˈga-ləp\

Definition of gallop for English Language Learners

  • of a horse or similar animal : to run very fast : to run at a gallop

  • : to ride on a galloping horse

  • : to make (a horse) gallop


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gallop

noun gal·lop

Definition of gallop for English Language Learners

  • : the way a horse or similar animal moves when it is running fast and all four of its feet leave the ground at the same time

  • : a ride or run at a gallop


GALLOP Defined for Kids

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gallop

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verb gal·lop \ˈga-ləp\

Definition of gallop for Students

galloped

galloping

  1. 1 :  to run or cause to run at a gallop

  2. 2 :  to ride on a galloping horse


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gallop

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noun gal·lop

Definition of gallop for Students

  1. 1 :  the fast springing way an animal with four feet and especially a horse runs when all four of its feet leave the ground at the same time

  2. 2 :  a ride or run on a galloping horse


Medical Dictionary

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gallop

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verb gal·lop \ˈgal-əp\

Medical Definition of gallop

  1. :  to progress or ride at a gallop

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to cause to gallop


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gallop

noun gal·lop

Medical Definition of gallop

  1. 1:  a bounding gait of a quadruped; specifically :  a fast natural 3-beat gait of the horse

  2. 2:  gallop rhythm



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