from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A form of furniture leg that curves outward and then narrows downward into an ornamental foot, characteristic of Queen Anne and Chippendale furniture.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of furniture leg used in certain ornate styles of furniture such as Queen Anne, having a double curve resembling the leg of an animal
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A curvet; a leap. See capriole.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as capriole.
French, caper (from its resemblance to the foreleg of a capering animal); see cabriolet.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French a goat's leap (Wiktionary)