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capriole

noun

1 capriole

dressage A vertical jump of a trained horse with a kick of the hind legs at the top of the jump.



2 capriole

A playful leap or hop.

synonym: caper.

Roget 309: leap, jump, hop, spring, bound, vault, saltation.    ance, caper; curvet, caracole; gambade, gambado; capriole, ... show more

Dutch: bokkensprong, capriool

verb

1 capriole

Perform a capriole, of horses in dressage.

2 capriole

Perform a capriole, in ballet.


Moby thesaurus: Highland fling, and jump, bob, bounce, bound, broad jump, buck, buckjump, caper, caracole, cavort, clear, curvet, cut a dido, cut capers, demivolt, dido, falcade, flounce, flying jump ... show more.

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