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caracole

[ kar-uh-kohl ]
/ 藞k忙r 蓹藢ko蕣l /
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noun
a half turn executed by a horse and rider.
Rare. a winding staircase.
verb (used without object), car路a路coled, car路a路col路ing.
to execute caracoles; wheel.
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Origin of caracole

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

OTHER WORDS FROM caracole

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

caracole

caracol (藞k忙r蓹藢k蓲l)

/ (藞k忙r蓹藢k蓹蕣l) /

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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