Car"a*cole (?), n. [F. caracole, caracol, fr. Sp. caracol snail, winding staircase, a wheeling about.]

1. Man.

A half turn which a horseman makes, either to the right or the left.

2. Arch.

A staircase in a spiral form.

En caracole () [F.], spiral; -- said of a staircase.


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Car"a*cole (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Caracoled (?).] [Cf. F. caracoler.] Man.

To move in a caracole, or in caracoles; to wheel.

Prince John caracoled within the lists. Sir W. Scott.


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