gait

[ geyt ]
/ geɪt /

noun

a manner of walking, stepping, or running.
any of the manners in which a horse moves, as a walk, trot, canter, gallop, or rack.

verb (used with object)

to teach a specified gait or gaits to (a horse).

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Origin of gait

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH gait

gait gate.
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British Dictionary definitions for gait

gait
/ (ɡeɪt) /

noun

manner of walking or running; bearing
(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

verb

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

Word Origin for gait

C16: variant of gate 1
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Medical definitions for gait

gait
[ gāt ]

n.

A particular way or manner of walking.
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