AskDefine | Define gallop

Dictionary Definition

gallop n : a fast gait of a horse; a two-beat stride during which all four legs are off the ground simultaneously


1 ride at a galloping pace; "He was galloping down the road"
2 go at galloping speed; "The horse was galloping along"
3 cause to move at full gallop; "Did you gallop the horse just now?" [syn: extend]

User Contributed Dictionary



From galoper, from galop.


  1. the fastest gait of a horse.
  2. a two-beat stride during which all four legs are off the ground simultaneously



  1. ride at a galloping pace


Extensive Definition

Gallop may refer to: seealso Gallup
gallop in German: Galopp
gallop in Japanese: ギャロップ
gallop in Russian: Галоп (значения)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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