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caracole

[ kar-uh-kohl ]
/ ˈkær əˌkoʊl /
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noun

a half turn executed by a horse and rider.
Rare. a winding staircase.

verb (used without object), car·a·coled, car·a·col·ing.

to execute caracoles; wheel.

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Origin of caracole

1650–60; <French <Spanish caracol snail, spiral shell or stair, turning movement (of a horse)

OTHER WORDS FROM caracole

car·a·col·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for caracole

caracole

caracol (ˈkærəˌkɒl)

/ (ˈkærəˌkəʊl) /

noun

dressage a half turn to the right or left
a spiral staircase

verb (intr)

dressage to execute a half turn to the right or left

Word Origin for caracole

C17: from French, from Spanish caracol snail, spiral staircase, turn
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