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car·a·cole

(kăr′ə-kōl′) also car·a·col (-kŏl′)
n.
A half turn to the right or left performed by a horse and rider.
intr.v. car·a·coled, car·a·col·ing, car·a·coles
To perform a caracole.

[French, from Spanish caracol, snail, possibly from Catalan and Occitan caragol, snail (since the custom of eating snails spread from Catalonia and Occitania in the late Middle Ages); akin to regional Occitan cararolo, eggshell, nutshell, and Walloon and Picard caracole, snail, all probably ultimately of expressive origin (imitative of the sound of a hollow shell).]

caracole

(ˈkærəˌkəʊl) or

caracol

n
1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) dressage a half turn to the right or left
2. (Architecture) a spiral staircase
vb (intr)
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) dressage to execute a half turn to the right or left
[C17: from French, from Spanish caracol snail, spiral staircase, turn]

car•a•cole

(ˈkær əˌkoʊl)

n., v. -coled, -col•ing. n.
1. a half turn executed by a horse and rider.
v.i.
2. to execute caracoles; wheel.
[1650–60; < French < Sp caracol snail, spiral shell or stair, turning movement (of a horse); of uncertain orig.]
car′a•col`er, n.

caracole


Past participle: caracoled
Gerund: caracoling

Imperative
caracole
caracole
Present
I caracole
you caracole
he/she/it caracoles
we caracole
you caracole
they caracole
Preterite
I caracoled
you caracoled
he/she/it caracoled
we caracoled
you caracoled
they caracoled
Present Continuous
I am caracoling
you are caracoling
he/she/it is caracoling
we are caracoling
you are caracoling
they are caracoling
Present Perfect
I have caracoled
you have caracoled
he/she/it has caracoled
we have caracoled
you have caracoled
they have caracoled
Past Continuous
I was caracoling
you were caracoling
he/she/it was caracoling
we were caracoling
you were caracoling
they were caracoling
Past Perfect
I had caracoled
you had caracoled
he/she/it had caracoled
we had caracoled
you had caracoled
they had caracoled
Future
I will caracole
you will caracole
he/she/it will caracole
we will caracole
you will caracole
they will caracole
Future Perfect
I will have caracoled
you will have caracoled
he/she/it will have caracoled
we will have caracoled
you will have caracoled
they will have caracoled
Future Continuous
I will be caracoling
you will be caracoling
he/she/it will be caracoling
we will be caracoling
you will be caracoling
they will be caracoling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been caracoling
you have been caracoling
he/she/it has been caracoling
we have been caracoling
you have been caracoling
they have been caracoling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been caracoling
you will have been caracoling
he/she/it will have been caracoling
we will have been caracoling
you will have been caracoling
they will have been caracoling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been caracoling
you had been caracoling
he/she/it had been caracoling
we had been caracoling
you had been caracoling
they had been caracoling
Conditional
I would caracole
you would caracole
he/she/it would caracole
we would caracole
you would caracole
they would caracole
Past Conditional
I would have caracoled
you would have caracoled
he/she/it would have caracoled
we would have caracoled
you would have caracoled
they would have caracoled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.caracole - make a half turn on a horse, in dressage
turn - change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
Translations
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