[ gey-tid ]

  1. having a specified gait (usually used in combination): slow-gaited; heavy-gaited oxen.

Origin of gaited

First recorded in 1580–90; gait + -ed3

Other words from gaited

  • un·gait·ed, adjective
  • well-gaited, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use gaited in a sentence

  • Really, all I care for is a decently gaited horse—and I prefer to walk him half the time.

    The Streets of Ascalon | Robert W. Chambers
  • As a good, off-hand, free-going, single-gaited liar you have few equals and no superiors.

  • A very dark chestnut with silver mane and tail, five-gaited, and as stylish as a lady?

    The Pride of Palomar | Peter B. Kyne
  • We know how the gymnasium can metamorphose a loose-jointed, lop-sided, stoop-shouldered, shamble-gaited young fellow.

    On the Firing Line in Education | Adoniram Judson Ladd
  • She is light gaited, not long and logy in her movements, and carries her own head.

    Patroclus and Penelope | Theodore Ayrault Dodge

British Dictionary definitions for -gaited


/ (ˈɡeɪtɪd) /

  1. (in combination) having a gait as specified: slow-gaited

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