[sing-guh l-foo t]
- (of a horse) to go at a rack.
Origin of single-foot
An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for single-foot
The rack soon grows into the single-foot, which only differs from it in being faster, and the latter is substituted for the trot.
And either a rack or single-foot is apt to spoil the square trot; or if you break a horse to trot, you will lose the other gaits.
And mixed up in it all we discussed the merits of the fox-trot versus the single-foot.
- a rapid showy gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately, as in a walk
- to move or cause to move at this gait
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