a leap of a horse from a rearing position, in which
it springs up with the hind legs outstretched as the forelegs descend.
verb (used without object), curvetted or curveted, curvetting or curveting.
to leap in a curvet, as a horse; cause one's horse to do this.
verb (used with object), curvetted or curveted, curvetting or curveting. 4.
to cause to make a curvet.
< Italian corvetta
< French courbette,
equivalent to courb
) to bend, curve (≪ Latin curvāre;
) + -ette