a half turn executed by a horse and rider.
Rare. a winding staircase.
to execute caracoles; wheel.
- car·a·col·er, noun
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How to use caracole in a sentence
The warriors most famous for valor and strength advanced, making their horses caracole round about the fire.Snnica | Vicente Blasco Ibez
The horse of one of these cavaliers made a caracole which brought it nearly upon Alain as he was about to cross.The Parisians, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
We are to halt two days here, and before that is over, I hope you'll have made your last caracole in the riding-school of Nancy.'Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune | Charles James Lever
When she found herself alone, she let her pony prance and caracole under a great pear-tree, and inwardly chafed against Anton.Debit and Credit | Gustav Freytag
The victorious knight made his horse caracole before the king, and bowed low in his saddle.Rolling Stones | O. Henry
British Dictionary definitions for caracole
dressage a half turn to the right or left
a spiral staircase
dressage to execute a half turn to the right or left
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