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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).]
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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]
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
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Translations
References in classic literature ?
In his joyous caracole round the lists, the attention of the Prince was called by the commotion, not yet subsided, which had attended the ambitious movement of Isaac towards the higher places of the assembly.
En 2013, en tres hectareas de plantacion de manzano en la localidad de la Mesa Minaca, Guerrero, Chihuahua, Mexico, se observaron pequenas poblaciones de caracoles sin evidencia de danos en las plantas; tres anos despues, la poblacion de estos caracoles aumento, se registraron danos y se disperso aproximadamente a 50 hectareas (Hernandez-Enriquez E., comunicacion personal, 9 de junio de 2016).
Caracoles (47.33[grados]S, 70.98[grados]W, 450 m; Carta Topografica IGN 4772-24, 1947, "Rio Pinturas", escala 1:100 000), sobre un rio semipermanente que Hatcher denomina "Arroyo Gio" pero que sin duda es el canadon Caracoles.
Los caracoles del genero Pomacea Perry 1810 son moluscos de agua dulce que pertenecen a la familia Ampullaridae.