- a leg of a table, chair, etc. that curves outward and then tapers inward down to the foot, often clawlike and grasping a ball
- Ballet a leap in which one leg is thrown upward and then both legs are beaten together
Origin of cabrioleFr: see cabriolet
Origin of cabrioleFrench caper (from its resemblance to the foreleg of a capering animal) ; see cabriolet .
c. 1770 American mahogany
- A type of furniture leg used in certain ornate styles of furniture such as Queen Anne, having a double curve resembling the leg of an animal
From French a goat's leap