Cap"ri*ole (?), n. [F. capriole, cabriole, It. capriola, fr. L. caper goat. Cf. Caper, v. i. Cabriole, Caprice, Cheveril.]

1. Man.

A leap that a horse makes with all fours, upwards only, without advancing, but with a kick or jerk of the hind legs when at the height of the leap.

2.

A leap or caper, as in dancing.

"With lofty turns and caprioles."

Sir J. Davies.

 

© Webster 1913.


Cap"ri*ole, v. i.

To perform a capriole.

Carlyle.

 

© Webster 1913.

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