Furniture. a curved, tapering leg curving outward at the top and inward farther down so as to end in a round pad, the semblance of an animal's paw, or some other feature: used especially in the first half of the 18th century.
Ballet. a leap in which one leg is raised in the air and the other is brought up to beat against it.
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How to use cabriole in a sentence
I remember,” replies the other; “for at that moment I gave six thousand francs a month to little cabriole of the Varieties.Other People's Money | Emile Gaboriau
The next morning cabriole woke up his master who dressed himself and went to take a walk.Bo-Peep Story Books | Anonymous
cabriole ran to his master to tell him the news, when Avenant bid him go and remind the queen of the poor prisoner.Bo-Peep Story Books | Anonymous
But now, as soon as the horses arrived, I hurried into a cabriole, and bade farewell to my friend.Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
He early used the ogee curve and cabriole leg, the knees of which he carved with cartouches and leaves or other designs.Furnishing the Home of Good Taste | Lucy Abbot Throop
British Dictionary definitions for cabriole
Also called: cabriole leg a type of furniture leg, popular in the first half of the 18th century, in which an upper convex curve descends tapering to a concave curve
ballet a leap in the air with one leg outstretched and the other beating against it
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