Single-foot
Single-foot Sin"gle-foot`, n. An irregular gait of a horse; -- called also {single-footed pace}. See {Single}, v. i. [1913 Webster]

Single-foot is an irregular pace, rather rare, distinguished by the posterior extremities moving in the order of a fast walk, and the anterior extremities in that of a slow trot. --Stillman (The Horse in Motion.) [1913 Webster]


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  • Single-foot — Sin gle foot , v. i. To proceed by means of the single foot, as a horse or other quadruped. {Sin gle foot er}, n. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • single-foot — ☆ single foot [siŋ′gəlfoot΄ ] n. the gait of a horse in which the legs move in lateral pairs, each foot falling separately vi. to move with this gait …   English World dictionary

  • single-foot — I noun a rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately • Syn: ↑rack • Derivationally related forms: ↑rack (for: ↑rack) • Hypernyms: ↑ga …   Useful english dictionary

  • single-foot — I. noun (plural single foots) Date: 1867 rack VII,b II. intransitive verb Date: 1890 of a horse to go at a rack • single footer noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • single-foot — /sing geuhl foot /, n. 1. rack3 (def. 1). v.i. 2. (of a horse) to go at a rack. [1860 65, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • single-foot — /ˈsɪŋgəl fʊt/ (say singguhl foot) noun 1. a horse s showy gait in which the feet strike the ground as for a walk, but with faster, higher steps. –verb (i) 2. (of a horse) to move with such a gait …   Australian English dictionary

  • Single foot grinds — There are quite a few single foot grinds used in Aggressive Inline Skating. They can all be performed whilst grabbing the free foot, or can performed freestyle , which means that the free foot is used to help balance and is not grabbed by a hand …   Wikipedia

  • single-footed pace — Single foot Sin gle foot , n. An irregular gait of a horse; called also {single footed pace}. See {Single}, v. i. [1913 Webster] Single foot is an irregular pace, rather rare, distinguished by the posterior extremities moving in the order of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Single-footer — Single foot Sin gle foot , v. i. To proceed by means of the single foot, as a horse or other quadruped. {Sin gle foot er}, n. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Single — Sin gle, v. i. To take the irrregular gait called single foot; said of a horse. See {Single foot}. [1913 Webster] Many very fleet horses, when overdriven, adopt a disagreeable gait, which seems to be a cross between a pace and a trot, in which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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