Gallop

Definition of Gallop

Gal´lop
v. i.1.To move or run in the mode called a gallop; as a horse; to go at a gallop; to run or move with speed.
[imp. & p. p. Galloped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Galloping.]
But gallop lively down the western hill.
- Donne.
2.To ride a horse at a gallop.
3.Fig.: To go rapidly or carelessly, as in making a hasty examination.
Such superficial ideas he may collect in galloping over it.
- Locke.
v. t.1.To cause to gallop.
n.1.A mode of running by a quadruped, particularly by a horse, by lifting alternately the fore feet and the hind feet, in successive leaps or bounds.
Hand gallop
a slow or gentle gallop.

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