caracole

caracole

[kar-uh-kohl]
noun
1.
a half turn executed by a horse and rider.
2.
Rare. a winding staircase.
verb (used without object), caracoled, caracoling.
3.
to execute caracoles; wheel.

Origin:
1650–60; < French < Spanish caracol snail, spiral shell or stair, turning movement (of a horse)

caracoler, noun
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caracole or caracol (ˈkærəˌkəʊl, ˈkærəˌkɒl)
 
n
1.  dressage a half turn to the right or left
2.  a spiral staircase
 
vb
3.  dressage to execute a half turn to the right or left
 
[C17: from French, from Spanish caracol snail, spiral staircase, turn]
 
caracol or caracol
 
n
 
vb
 
[C17: from French, from Spanish caracol snail, spiral staircase, turn]

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