singlefoot

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

single +‎ foot

Noun[edit]

singlefoot (uncountable)

  1. A horse's gait, a cross between a pace and a trot, in which the two legs of one side are raised almost but not quite simultaneously.
    • 1930, William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying, Library of America, 1985, p.69:
      A mile further along he passes us, the horse, archnecked, reined back to a swift singlefoot.

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Verb[edit]

singlefoot (third-person singular simple present singlefoots, present participle singlefooting, simple past and past participle singlefooted)

  1. (intransitive) To proceed by means of the singlefoot gait.