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English definition of “gait”


noun [C]     /ɡeɪt/
formal a particular way of walking: He walked with a slow stiff gait.Walking and walkers the particular way a horse walks or runs: The pony's gait slowed from a canter to a trot.Horse ridingHorse racing
(Definition of gait noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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