Prance (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pranced (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Prancing (?).] [OE. prauncen; probably akin to prank, v. t. See Prank.]

1.

To spring or bound, as a horse in high mettle.

Now rule thy prancing steed. Gay.

2.

To ride on a prancing horse; to ride in an ostentatious manner.

The insulting tyrant prancing o'er the field. Addison.

3.

To walk or strut about in a pompous, showy manner, or with warlike parade.

Swift.

 

© Webster 1913.

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