- to ride a horse at a gallop; ride at full speed: They galloped off to meet their friends.
- to run rapidly by leaps, as a horse; go at a gallop.
- to go fast, race, or hurry, as a person or time.
- to cause (a horse or other animal) to gallop.
- a fast gait of the horse or other quadruped in which, in the course of each stride, all four feet are off the ground at once.
- a run or ride at this gait.
- a rapid rate of going.
- a period of going rapidly.
Origin of gallop
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Examples from the Web for gallop
“Our entire aim is to help make it easier to talk about sex,” says Gallop.Silicon Valley’s Soft Sex Ban
May 29, 2014
At one point the coach driver whipped the horses into a gallop and drove right through the Hessian army.Beethoven in Love: The Woman Who Captivated the Young Composer
January 26, 2014
The haredi leadership is ready to gallop at full speed over this religious fiscal cliff.Voting For Yair Lapid, Israel’s Maimonides
Rabbi Daniel Landes
February 4, 2013
"Now, my beauty, they'll have to gallop," Porter was saying.
Take them out at three-quarter gallop down the back stretch.
Still there was no check in the Black's gallop; he was like a devil that could go on forever and ever.
The force of his gallop carried the Black full over onto his back.
He could gallop, else he had not won the race in which he beat The Dutchman.
- (intr) (of a horse or other quadruped) to run fast with a two-beat stride in which all four legs are off the ground at once
- to ride (a horse, etc) at a gallop
- (intr) to move, read, talk, etc, rapidly; hurry
- the fast two-beat gait of horses and other quadrupeds
- an instance of galloping
Word Origin and History for gallop
early 15c., from Middle French galoper (12c.), cognate of Old North French waloper, from Frankish *wala hlaupan "to run well" (see wallop). Related: Galloped; galloping.
1520s, from gallop (v.).
- A triple cadence to the heart sounds at rates of 100 beats per minute or more due to an abnormal third or fourth heart sound being heard in addition to the first and second sounds.gallop rhythm