|—vb , -lops, -loping, -loped|
|1.||(intr) (of a horse or other quadruped) to run fast with a two-beat stride in which all four legs are off the ground at once|
|2.||to ride (a horse, etc) at a gallop|
|3.||(intr) to move, read, talk, etc, rapidly; hurry|
|4.||the fast two-beat gait of horses and other quadrupeds|
|5.||an instance of galloping|
|[C16: from Old French galoper, of uncertain origin]|
gallop gal·lop (gāl'əp)
A triple cadence to the heart sounds at rates of 100 beats per minute or more due to an abnormal third or fourth heart sound being heard in addition to the first and second sounds. Also called cantering rhythm, gallop rhythm.
accelerated canter in which the rider's weight is brought sharply forward as the horse reaches speeds up to 30 miles (50 km) an hour.
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