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cabriole: Meaning and Definition of

cab•ri•ole

Pronunciation: (kab'r?-?l" Fr. ka-br?-l'), [key]
? pl. -oles
  1. a curved, tapering leg curving outward at the top and inward farther down so as to end in a round pad, the semblance of an animal's paw, or some other feature: used esp. in the first half of the 18th century.
  2. a leap in which one leg is raised in the air and the other is brought up to beat against it.
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