- a caper or leap.
- Manège. a movement in which the horse jumps up with its forelegs well drawn in, kicks out with its hind legs in a horizontal position in the air, and then lands again on the same spot.
- to execute a capriole.
Origin of capriole
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Next to Corvet and Capriole are Motions of the same nature, and in short are thus taught.The School of Recreation (1684 edition)
- dressage a high upward but not forward leap made by a horse with all four feet off the ground
- dancing a leap from bent knees
- (intr) to perform a capriole
C16: from French, from Old Italian capriola, from capriolo roebuck, from Latin capreolus, caper goat
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