Etymology
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gallop (v.)

"move or run by leaps," early 15c., from Old French galoper "to gallop" (12c.), central Old French form of Old North French waloper, probably from Frankish *wala hlaupan "to run well" (see wallop). Related: Galloped; galloping. Though the French word is Germanic, Dutch galopperen, German galoppiren, Swedish galoppera are from French.

gallop (n.)

"a leaping gait," the most rapid movement of a horse, 1520s, from gallop (v.).

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Definitions of gallop
1
gallop (v.)
ride at a galloping pace;
He was galloping down the road
gallop (v.)
go at galloping speed;
The horse was galloping along
gallop (v.)
cause to move at full gallop;
Did you gallop the horse just now?
Synonyms: extend
2
gallop (n.)
a fast gait of a horse; a two-beat stride during which all four legs are off the ground simultaneously;
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