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single-foot

[sing-guh l-foo t]
noun
  1. rack3(def 1).
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verb (used without object)
  1. (of a horse) to go at a rack.
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Origin of single-foot

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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Historical Examples of 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.

    Patroclus and Penelope

    Theodore Ayrault Dodge

  • 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.

    Patroclus and Penelope

    Theodore Ayrault Dodge

  • And mixed up in it all we discussed the merits of the fox-trot versus the single-foot.


British Dictionary definitions for single-foot

single-foot

noun
  1. a rapid showy gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately, as in a walk
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verb
  1. to move or cause to move at this gait
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