Cabriole



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.
Ballet. a leap in which one leg is raised in the air and the other is brought up to beat against it.
Historical Examples

Chats on Cottage and Farmhouse Furniture Arthur Hayden
Chats on Cottage and Farmhouse Furniture Arthur Hayden
The Art of Interior Decoration Grace Wood
Chats on Cottage and Farmhouse Furniture Arthur Hayden
Chats on Cottage and Farmhouse Furniture Arthur Hayden
Chats on Cottage and Farmhouse Furniture Arthur Hayden
Furnishing the Home of Good Taste Lucy Abbot Throop
The Old Furniture Book N. Hudson Moore
Furnishing the Home of Good Taste Lucy Abbot Throop
Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know Various

noun
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
(ballet) a leap in the air with one leg outstretched and the other beating against it

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