ETYM Old Eng. corvet, Italian corvetta: cf. French courbette. Related to Curve, Corvetto.
A light leap by a horse in which both hind legs leave the ground before the forelegs come down; SYN. vaulting.
Leap; bound; leap of trained horse with forelegs first raised, immediately followed by raising of hind legs.
To perform a curvet, of a horse.
To leap; to frisk.