Cabriole meaning

kăbrē-ōl
A form of furniture leg that curves outward and then narrows downward into an ornamental foot, characteristic of Queen Anne and Chippendale furniture.
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A leg of a table, chair, etc. that curves outward and then tapers inward down to the foot, often clawlike and grasping a ball.
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(ballet) A leap in which one leg is thrown upward and then both legs are beaten together.
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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.
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Origin of cabriole

  • French caper (from its resemblance to the foreleg of a capering animal) cabriolet

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French a goat's leap

    From Wiktionary