Es`ca*pade" (?), n. [F., fr. Sp. escapada escape, fr. escapar to escape; or F., fr. It. scappata escape, escapade, fr. scappare to escape. see Escape.]


The fling of a horse, or ordinary kicking back of his heels; a gambol.


Act by which one breaks loose from the rules of propriety or good sense; a freak; a prank.



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