trip·​ple | \ ˈtripəl \
plural -s

Definition of tripple

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly southern Africa
: a gait in which the horse moves both near and both off legs alternately and which somewhat resembles the amble
\ " \
variants: or triple \ " \

Definition of tripple (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly southern Africa
: to go at a tripple

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History and Etymology for tripple


Afrikaans trippel, from trippel to tripple

Intransitive verb

Afrikaans trippel, from Dutch trippelen, to trip along, amble; akin to Low German trippeln to stamp, trample

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

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