Meaning of capriole

cap•ri•ole

Pronunciation: (kap'rē-ōl"), [key]
— n., v., -oled, -ol•ing.
—n.
  1. a caper or leap.
  2. a movement in which the horse jumps up with its forelegs well drawn in, kicks out with its hind legs in a horizontal position in the air, and then lands again on the same spot.
—v.i.
  1. to execute a capriole.
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