from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A half turn to right or left performed by a horse and rider.
- intransitive v. To perform a caracole.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A half-turn performed by a horse and rider in dressage.
- n. A combat maneuver.
- v. To execute a caracole.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A half turn which a horseman makes, either to the right or the left.
- n. A staircase in a spiral form.
- intransitive v. To move in a caracole, or in caracoles; to wheel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the manège, a semi-round or half-turn which a horseman makes, either to the right or to the left.
- n. In architecture, a spiral staircase.
- To move or advance in a series of caracoles; prance.
- To wheel, as cavalry.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make a half turn on a horse, in dressage
French, from Spanish caracol, snail.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French caracole (noun), literally ‘snail's shell’, caracoler (verb). (Wiktionary)