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.
But now, as soon as the horses arrived, I hurried into a cabriole, and bade farewell to my friend.
He expressed his enthusiasm by referring to a leaping ballet step: "We should clap and cabriole with delight."
The mahogany stool and hinged lid had a large, shaped apron on all sides to hide the enclosed pot, and stood on cabriole legs with pad feet.
It was an oval shape with cabriole legs and a folding arm, and it resembled a small version of the old hunting tables used by the gentry when they were served drinks after a fox hunt.
A rude sort of cabriole was at last found, and a driver half drunk, who was not less eager to make a good bargain on that account.
It was a sort of boudoir or dressing-room, with a few pretty old portraits and miniatures, and a number of Louis Quatorze looking-glasses hung round, and such pretty quaint cabriole gilt and pale green furniture.
She did not; but with a step or two she placed herself before a little cabriole-table, which stood against the wall, from which rose a tall mirror in a tarnished frame.
Its wing-shaped lid was propped upright, its curved cabriole legs a study in grace.
I also developed painful shin-splints from trying to perfect the double cabriole in Giselle.
But with this double cabriole all my previous approaches failed.