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n. - A light leap by a horse in which both hind legs leave the ground before the forelegs come down v. - Perform a leap where both hind legs come off the ground, of a horse.

Usage examples (34)
  • To see thee curvet, and mount like a dog in a blanket,
  • Protestants: Horse-coursers jades will bound, curvet and shew more tricks, then a horse well mettled for the rode or cart.
  • The pad began to curvet as the post horses rattled behind, and the Parson had only an indistinct vision of a human face supplanting these human legs.
  • His heels turned the horse in a graceful curvet "I'm saying, Islay," he cried over his shoulder, "have a free cask or two at the Cross in the morning." for more
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