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A light leap by a horse, in which both hind legs leave the ground just before the forelegs are set down.
v. cur·vet·ted, cur·vet·ting, cur·vets or cur·vet·ed or cur·vet·ing
1. To leap in a curvet.
2. To prance; frolic.
To cause to leap in a curvet.
[Italian corvetta, from Old Italian, from Old French courbette, from courber, to curve, from Latin curvāre, from curvus, curved; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) dressage a low leap with all four feet off the ground
vb, -vets, -vetting, -vetted, -vets, -veting or -veted
1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) dressage to make or cause to make such a leap
2. (intr) to prance or frisk about
[C16: from Old Italian corvetta, from Old French courbette, from courber to bend, from Latin curvāre]
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cur•vet(ˈkɜr vɪt; for v. also kərˈvɛt)
n., v. -vet•ted -vet•ed, -vet•ting -vet•ing. n.
1. a leap of a horse from a rearing position, in which it springs up with the hind legs outstretched as the forelegs descend.v.i.
2. to leap in a curvet, as a horse.
3. to leap and frisk.v.t.
4. to cause to make a curvet.
[1565–75; earlier curvetto < Italian corvetta < French courbette=courb(er) to bend, curve (« Latin curvāre)]
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Past participle: curveted/curvetted
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|Noun||1.||curvet - a light leap by a horse in which both hind legs leave the ground before the forelegs come down|
dressage - maneuvers of a horse in response to body signals by the rider
|Verb||1.||curvet - perform a leap where both hind legs come off the ground, of a horse|
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n → Kruppade f
vi → eine Kruppade springen
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