Meaning of curvet

cur•vet

Pronunciation: (n.kûr'vitv.k&schwar&sylpvet', kûr'vit), [key]
— n., v., -vet•ted -vet•ed, -vet•ting -vet•ing.
—n.
  1. a leap of a horse from a rearing position, in which it springs up with the hind legs outstretched as the forelegs descend.
—v.i.
  1. to leap in a curvet, as a horse; cause one's horse to do this.
  2. to leap and frisk.
—v.t.
  1. to cause to make a curvet.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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