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gallop

2 noun
     
Related topics: Horses
gallop2
1
a) [singular]DSH the movement of a horse at its fastest speed, when all four feet leave the ground together [↪ canter, trot]:
The horses broke into a gallop (=begin to go very fast).
at a/full gallop
Mounted police charged at full gallop.
b) [countable]DSH a ride on a horse when it is galloping
2DSH [singular] a very fast speed
at a/full gallop
The project began at full gallop.

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