- a long rope used to guide a horse during training or exercise.
- to train or exercise (a horse) by use of a longe.
Origin of longe
< French, Old French: noun use of longe (adj.) < Latin longa, feminine of longus long1
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Examples from the Web for longe
Than an other, that sate at souper with them, asked this Charles, how longe he had dwelled there.Shakespeare Jest-Books;
A gret frost that longe dured.of Bretayne was sclayn, and Sr.
It is compounded of sur, over, and longe, a derivative of Lat.The Romance of Words (4th ed.)
And bicause I will not be to longe, howe troublesomelye were all sciences taughte?The Education of Children
You will then have an opening, and may finish the attack by the longe.
- an older variant of lunge 2
C17: via Old French from Latin longus long 1
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