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  1. a manner of walking, stepping, or running.

  2. any of the manners in which a horse moves, as a walk, trot, canter, gallop, or rack.

verb (used with object)
  1. to teach a specified gait or gaits to (a horse).

Origin of gait

1500–10; Scots, Middle English spelling variant of gate1 in various senses

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British Dictionary definitions for gait


/ (ɡeɪt) /

  1. manner of walking or running; bearing

  2. (used esp of horses and dogs) the pattern of footsteps at various speeds, as the walk, trot, canter, etc, each pattern being distinguished by a particular rhythm and footfall

  1. (tr) to teach (a horse) a particular gait

Origin of gait

C16: variant of gate 1

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