[ 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 confusedgait gate.
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British Dictionary definitions for gaiting
/ (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 gaiting
[ gāt ]
A particular way or manner of walking.
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