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Definition of "cabriole" [cab•ri•ole]

  • A form of furniture leg that curves outward and then narrows downward into an ornamental foot, characteristic of Queen Anne and Chippendale furniture. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cabriole" in a sentence
  • "But now, as soon as the horses arrived, I hurried into a cabriole, and bade farewell to my friend."
  • "He expressed his enthusiasm by referring to a leaping ballet step: "We should clap and cabriole with delight.""
  • "The mahogany stool and hinged lid had a large, shaped apron on all sides to hide the enclosed pot, and stood on cabriole legs with pad feet."