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noun as in way an animal or person moves, walks

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Instead, the poles seem to enable people to adopt a more normal walking gait, with longer and quicker strides, particularly while carrying a pack or climbing a hill.

That gait assistance is also why poles are helpful for people with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders.

The person’s gait is uneven, as if they were carrying a load on their left hip.

They look terrible compared to their smooth-striding rivals—but imagine how much better they could have been with more efficient gaits.

There may not be a database of gaits and heartbeats yet, but the technology is here.

The research on gait may also be used to make robots move in a more natural way.

“Animals with sloping backs have huge reserves of stamina, because it is a very economic gait,” said Jean.

They are the ultimate Vatican insiders, able to identify cardinals by their gait alone.

Bicycles don't break their legs, they don't need to be fed, and on a modern road, their gait is a lot smoother.

Those in white and walking with a contemplative gait evoked innocence.

Poindexter ordered his men to fall in, and they followed Porter, but at a more leisurely gait.

She liked the rapid gait at which they spun along, and the quick, sharp sound of the horses' hoofs on the hard road.

Bascomb spurred his tired horse cruelly, and they got past Hot Springs at a fairly good gait.

Bascomb fell silent again, and for a mile or more he kept up his steady, swinging gait.

The other species have a tendency in the same direction, the legs being bowed and the gait rolling.


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On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gait, such as: bearing, amble, canter, carriage, clip, and gallop.

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