gait

Meanings

Noun

  • Manner of walking or stepping; bearing or carriage while moving.
  • One of the different ways in which a horse can move, either naturally or as a result of training.
  • A sheaf of corn.
  • A charge for pasturage.

Verb

  • To teach a specific gait to a horse.

Origin

  • From Middle English gate, from Old Norse gata ("road"), from Proto-Germanic *gatw«≠. Compare gate.

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