gallop

[ gal-uhp ]
/ ˈgæl əp /

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

to cause (a horse or other animal) to gallop.

noun


Nearby words

  1. galloglass,
  2. gallon,
  3. gallonage,
  4. galloon,
  5. galloot,
  6. gallop rhythm,
  7. gallopade,
  8. galloping,
  9. galloping dominoes,
  10. gallotannic acid

Origin of gallop

1375–1425; late Middle English galopen (v.) < Old French galoper < Frankish *wala hlaupan to run well (see well1, leap) or, alternatively, verbal derivative of *walhlaup, equivalent to *wal battlefield (cognate with Old High German wal; see Valkyrie) + *hlaup run, course (derivative of the v.)

Related formsgal·lop·er, nounout·gal·lop, verb (used with object)

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British Dictionary definitions for gallop

gallop

/ (ˈɡæləp) /

verb -lops, -loping or -loped

(intr) (of a horse or other quadruped) to run fast with a two-beat stride in which all four legs are off the ground at once
to ride (a horse, etc) at a gallop
(intr) to move, read, talk, etc, rapidly; hurry

noun

the fast two-beat gait of horses and other quadrupeds
an instance of galloping
Derived Formsgalloper, noun

Word Origin for gallop

C16: from Old French galoper, of uncertain origin

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Word Origin and History for gallop
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Medicine definitions for gallop

gallop

[ găləp ]

n.

A triple cadence to the heart sounds at rates of 100 beats per minute or more due to an abnormal third or fourth heart sound being heard in addition to the first and second sounds.gallop rhythm

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