Cabriole leg

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

KAB ree ole

Etymology[edit]

From Italian, cabriole ('goat's leap').

Noun[edit]

Cabriole leg (plural Cabriole legs)

  1. In furniture design, a curved leg with outcurved knee and incurved ankle. A signature design element of the Queen Anne style of furniture, the cabriole predates both 18th century England and Italy. The style originated in Italy and is a conventionalized representation of the rear leg of a leaping goat.