single-foot


single-foot

single-foot [sing-guh l-foo t] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun rack3(def 1). verb (used without object) (of a horse) to go at a rack. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of single-foot An Americanism dating back to 1860–65 Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for single-foot Historical Examples of single-foot

  • The rack soon grows into the single-foot, which only differs from it in being faster, and the latter is substituted for the trot.

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    Theodore Ayrault Dodge

  • And either a rack or single-foot is apt to spoil the square trot; or if you break a horse to trot, you will lose the other gaits.

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    Theodore Ayrault Dodge

  • And mixed up in it all we discussed the merits of the fox-trot versus the single-foot.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for single-foot single-foot noun a rapid showy gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately, as in a walk verb to move or cause to move at this gait Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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