Caracoled
Caracole Car"a*cole, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Caracoled}.] [Cf. F. caracoler.] (Man.) To move in a caracole, or in caracoles; to wheel. [1913 Webster]

Prince John caracoled within the lists. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


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  • Caracole — Car a*cole, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Caracoled}.] [Cf. F. caracoler.] (Man.) To move in a caracole, or in caracoles; to wheel. [1913 Webster] Prince John caracoled within the lists. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caracole — caracoler, n. /kar euh kohl /, n., v., caracoled, caracoling. n. 1. a half turn executed by a horse and rider. 2. Rare. a winding staircase. v.i. 3. to execute caracoles; wheel. [1650 60; < F < Sp caracol snail, spiral shell or stair, turning… …   Universalium

  • caracole — 1. noun /ˈkærəkəʊl/ A half turn performed by a horse and rider. quotations: 2. verb /ˈkærəkəʊl/ To execute a caracole. , 1819: Prince John, upon a grey and high mettled palfrey, caracoled within the lists at the head of his jovial party, laughing …   Wiktionary

  • caracole — /ˈkærəkoʊl/ (say karuhkohl) noun 1. a half turn executed by a rider on horseback. –verb (i) (caracoled, caracoling) 2. to execute caracoles; wheel. {French, from Spanish caracol snail, wheeling movement} …   Australian English dictionary

  • caracole — [kar′ə kōl΄] n. [Fr < Walloon caracoll, lit., snail shell < Sp caracol < Catalan caragol < Fr escargot, snail] a half turn to the right or left made by a horse with a rider vi. caracoled, caracoling [Fr caracoler < the n.] to make… …   English World dictionary

  • car|a|cole — «KAR uh kohl», noun, verb, coled, col|ing. –n. 1. a half turn to the right or left, made by a horse and rider. 2. one of the turns made by a horse in prancing on a zigzag course. –v.i. to move in a series of half turns; prance from side to side:… …   Useful english dictionary

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