Caracole definition

-kŏl
To make a caracole or caracoles.
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A half turn to the right or left performed by a horse and rider.
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To perform a caracole.
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A half turn to the right or left made by a horse with a rider.
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A half-turn performed by a horse and rider in dressage.
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(military) A combat maneuver.
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(architecture) A spiral staircase.
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To execute a caracole.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
caracole
Plural:
caracoles

Origin of caracole

  • French from Spanish caracol snail

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

  • Borrowing from French caracole (noun, literally “snail's shell”), caracoler (verb).

    From Wiktionary