Related to cabriole: Cabriole leg


A form of furniture leg that curves outward and then narrows downward into an ornamental foot, characteristic of Queen Anne and Chippendale furniture.

[French, caper (from its resemblance to the foreleg of a capering animal); see cabriolet.]


1. (Furniture) Also called: cabriole leg a type of furniture leg, popular in the first half of the 18th century, in which an upper convex curve descends tapering to a concave curve
2. (Ballet) ballet a leap in the air with one leg outstretched and the other beating against it
[C18: from French, from cabrioler to caper; from its being based on the leg of a capering animal; see cabriolet]


(ˈkæb riˌoʊl)

a leap by a ballet dancer in which one leg is raised in the air and the other is brought up to beat against it.
[1800–10; < French: leap, caper, alter. of capriole; see capriole]


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Dating from the 1st century BC-1st century AD, this is an ambitious piece: inlaid with silver and niello, with fierce wolf masks springing from acanthus scroll cabriole legs and clawed paw feet.
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One "bottle stand or wine cooler (by some called a bottle canterbury, but this is a recent term) is clearly made in one of the finest London workshops in the mid 18th century" as indicated by its high-definition carving and its cabriole legs with "leather and brass castors and volute scroll toes.
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When he launches into a double cabriole efface, his legs resemble snipping scissors while his hips remain quiet and his port de bras retains perfect classical form.
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At the end of the performance, the 41-year-old first soloist, who joined the ballet company in 1995 and has won recognition for his cabriole and expressiveness, sat on the stage Japanese style and bowed deeply toward the near-capacity audience of almost 1,000.