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curvet


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Curvet  \Cur"vet\  (k[^u]r"v?t  or  k[^u]r-v?t";  277),  n.  [OE. 
  corvet,  It  corvetta:  cf  F.  courbette.  See  {Curve},  and  cf 
  {Corvetto}.] 
  1.  (Man.)  A  particular  leap  of  a  horse,  when  he  raises  both 
  his  fore  legs  at  once,  equally  advanced,  and  as  his  fore 
  legs  are  falling,  raises  his  hind  legs,  so  that  all  his 
  legs  are  in  the  air  at  once. 
 
  2.  A  prank;  a  frolic. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Curvet  \Cur"vet\,  v.  t. 
  To  cause  to  curvet.  --Landor. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Curvet  \Cur"vet\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Curveted}  or  {-vetted}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Curveting}  or  {-vetting}.]  [Cf.  It 
  corvettare  See  {Curvet},  n.] 
  1.  To  make  a  curvet;  to  leap;  to  bound.  ``Oft  and  high  he  did 
  curvet.''  --Drayton. 
 
  2.  To  leap  and  frisk;  to  frolic.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  curvet 
  n  :  a  light  leap  by  a  horse  in  which  both  hind  legs  leave  the 
  ground  before  the  forelegs  come  down  [syn:  {vaulting}] 
  v  :  perform  a  curvet,  of  a  horse 




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