[ gey-tid ]
/ ˈgeɪ tɪd /


having a specified gait (usually used in combination): slow-gaited; heavy-gaited oxen.

Origin of gaited

First recorded in 1580–90; gait + -ed3

Related forms

un·gait·ed, adjectivewell-gait·ed, adjective

Definition for gaited (2 of 2)


[ geyt ]
/ geɪt /


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).

Origin of gait

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


Can be confused

gait gate. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gaited

  • Of every variety of gaited animals which I have seen, the Mississippian pacer is the most desirable.

    The South-West|Jonathon Holt Ingraham

British Dictionary definitions for gaited


/ (ɡeɪt) /


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


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

Word Origin for gait

C16: variant of gate 1
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Medicine definitions for gaited


[ gāt ]


A particular way or manner of walking.
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