Definition of gait in English:

gait

Syllabification: gait
Pronunciation: /gāt
 
/

noun

  • 1A person’s manner of walking: the easy gait of an athlete
    More example sentences
    • They remembered his gait, his manner of speaking and what he was wearing.
    • It is never quiet, and cool guys and gals walk with an energetic gait while window-shopping, relaxed in casual dress, some of them even walking barefoot.
    • One afternoon I was sorting out the petty cash when I heard the unmistakeable sound of her intimidating gait as she walked menacingly towards my desk.
    Synonyms
    walk, step, stride, pace, tread, bearing, carriage
    formal comportment
  • 1.1The paces of an animal, especially a horse or dog.
    More example sentences
    • Mary is in the ring with Bianca, an exotic brunette, riding Pinto, her Quarter Horse with nice gaits and who is unflappable in nearly all situations.
    • Self-carriage, cadence, rhythm, and hock engagement at all three gaits with the same speed and frame were the standards on which to judge.
    • What you want is to feel relaxed all the time but in the beginning you are only going to experience it on some horses at some gaits.

Origin

late Middle English (originally Scots).

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