Pronunciation: (kap'rē-ōl"), [key]
—n., v., -oled, -ol•ing.
1. a caper or leap.
2. Manège.a movement in which the horse jumps up with its forelegs well drawn in, kicks out with its hind legs in a horizontal position in the air, and then lands again on the same spot.
to execute a capriole.
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