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curvet

[ noun kur-vit; verb ker-vet, kur-vit ]
/ noun 藞k蓽r v瑟t; verb k蓹r藞v蓻t, 藞k蓽r v瑟t /
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noun
Dressage. a leap of a horse from a rearing position, in which it springs up with the hind legs outstretched as the forelegs descend.
verb (used without object), cur路vet路ted or cur路vet路ed, cur路vet路ting or cur路vet路ing.
to leap in a curvet, as a horse; cause one's horse to do this.
to leap and frisk.
verb (used with object), cur路vet路ted or cur路vet路ed, cur路vet路ting or cur路vet路ing.
to cause to make a curvet.
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Origin of curvet

1565鈥75; earlier curvetto <Italian corvetta <French courbette, equivalent to courb(er) to bend, curve (鈮 Latin curv膩re; cf. curve) + -ette -ette
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British Dictionary definitions for curvet

curvet
/ (k蓽藧藞v蓻t) /

noun
dressage a low leap with all four feet off the ground
verb -vets, -vetting, -vetted, -vets, -veting or -veted
dressage to make or cause to make such a leap
(intr) to prance or frisk about

Word Origin for curvet

C16: from Old Italian corvetta, from Old French courbette, from courber to bend, from Latin curv膩re
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