- at a gallop; running or moving quickly.
- progressing rapidly to some conclusion, as a disease: galloping pneumonia.
- growing or spreading rapidly: galloping inflation.
Origin of galloping
- to ride a horse at a gallop; ride at full speed: They galloped off to meet their friends.
- to run rapidly by leaps, as a horse; go at a gallop.
- to go fast, race, or hurry, as a person or time.
- to cause (a horse or other animal) to gallop.
- a fast gait of the horse or other quadruped in which, in the course of each stride, all four feet are off the ground at once.
- a run or ride at this gait.
- a rapid rate of going.
- a period of going rapidly.
Origin of gallop
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Examples from the Web for galloping
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November 14, 2012
Riders from Russia's Kremlin Riding School formed a human pyramid on galloping mounts in a daredevil show of horseback acrobatics.First Major Jubilee Show Kicks Off in Windsor
May 11, 2012
Diablo was cutting down the lead the other two held over him, galloping like a demon.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Pride held me there, for I heard the sound of galloping hoofs.A Woman Tenderfoot
Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
And the thunder of galloping hoofs was more menacing than that of the cannon.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
What do you mean by galloping along the king's highway like that, eh?'Barnaby Rudge
Here they found a man or two who had seen the galloping horse and its rider.Louisiana Lou
William West Winter
- (prenominal) progressing at or as if at a gallopgalloping consumption
- (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
- the fast two-beat gait of horses and other quadrupeds
- an instance of galloping
Word Origin and History for galloping
early 15c., from Middle French galoper (12c.), cognate of Old North French waloper, from Frankish *wala hlaupan "to run well" (see wallop). Related: Galloped; galloping.
1520s, from gallop (v.).
- 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