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single-foot

[sing-guh l-foo t] /ˈsɪŋ gəlˌfʊt/
noun
1.
rack3 (def 1).
verb (used without object)
2.
(of a horse) to go at a rack.
Origin of single-foot
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism
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Historical Examples
  • The rack soon grows into the single-foot, which only differs from it in being faster, and the latter is substituted for the trot.

    Patroclus and Penelope 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.

    Patroclus and Penelope Theodore Ayrault Dodge
  • And mixed up in it all we discussed the merits of the fox-trot versus the single-foot.

British Dictionary definitions for single-foot

single-foot

noun
1.
a rapid showy gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately, as in a walk
verb
2.
to move or cause to move at this gait
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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