cabriole









cabriole


< /ˈkæb riˌoʊlz; French ka briˈɔl/.

  1. Furniture. a curved, tapering leg curving outward at the top and inward farther down so as to end in a round pad, the semblance of an animal’s paw, or some other feature: used especially in the first half of the 18th century.
  2. Ballet. a leap in which one leg is raised in the air and the other is brought up to beat against it.

noun

  1. Also called: cabriole leg a type of furniture leg, popular in the first half of the 18th century, in which an upper convex curve descends tapering to a concave curve
  2. ballet a leap in the air with one leg outstretched and the other beating against it

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