- The definition of a gallop is the fast speed at which a horse moves when all four feet are off the ground, or any fast pace.
- An example of a gallop is a horse's speed around a racetrack.
- An example of a gallop is a quick series of decisions: moved along at a gallop.
- Gallop is defined as to hurry or move quickly.
An example of gallop is for a horse to race quickly up a hill.
A herd of horses gallops.
gallop definition by Webster's New World
- to go at a gallop
- to move, progress, or act very fast; hurry
Origin: Middle English galopen ; from Old French galoper ; from Frankish an unverified form walahlaupan, to run well ; from an unverified form wala, akin to well plush an unverified form hlaupan, to run, akin to leap
- the fastest gait of a horse or other animal, consisting of a succession of leaping strides with all the feet off the ground at one time
- a ride on a galloping animal
- any fast pace, speedy action, or rapid progression
Origin: OFr galop
gallop definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A natural three-beat gait of a horse, faster than a canter, in which all four feet are off the ground at the same time during each stride.b. A fast running motion of other quadrupeds.
- A ride taken at a gallop.
- A rapid pace: Events were proceeding at a gallop.
- Medicine A disordered rhythm of the heart characterized by three or four distinct heart sounds in each cycle and resembling the sound of a galloping horse. Also called cantering rhythm, gallop rhythm.
- To cause to gallop.
- To transport at or as if at a gallop: gallop the mail to the next station.
- To ride a horse at a gallop.
- To move or progress swiftly: Summer was galloping by.
Origin: From Middle English galopen, to go at a gallop, from Old French galoper, of Germanic origin; see wel-1 in Indo-European roots.
- galˈlop·er noun
gallop - Medical Definition