- a caper; leap
- a type of competitive jump in which a trained horse leaps upward but not forward and kicks its hind legs so that they are nearly parallel to the ground
Origin of caprioleFrench from Italian capriola from capriolare, to leap like a goat from capriolo, roe deer from Classical Latin capreolus, wild goat from caper (gen. capri), he-goat from Indo-European an unverified form kapro- from source Old Norse hafr, Old Irish gabor
intransitive verb-·oled·, -·ol·ing
to make a capriole
- An upward leap made by a trained horse without going forward and with a backward kick of the hind legs at the height of the leap.
- A playful leap or jump; a caper.
intransitive verbcap·ri·oled, cap·ri·ol·ing, cap·ri·oles
To perform a capriole.
Origin of caprioleFrench from Italian capriola somersault from capriolo roebuck, wild goat from Latin capreolus diminutive of caper capr- goat
(third-person singular simple present caprioles, present participle caprioling, simple past and past participle caprioled)
- To perform a capriole.