The name given to chair or table legs in the style of the first half of the 18th century (Queen Anne, Early Georgian, Chippendale): the leg curves out at the knee and inwards towards the foot, tapering towards the bottom. The foot may be a club, a claw-and-ball, a paw or scroll, and there may be a carved ornament on the knee such as the scallop shell or the lion motif.
A batterie movement, usually for the male. One leg kicks high to the front or the back and is held in this extension until the supporting leg swiftly leaves the floor and meets the raised leg in a beat or in multiple beats.
A gymnastics and ballet leap in which one leg is extended in midair and the other beat against it before the gymnast lands on the foot used for take-off.. Cabrioles can be done to the front, side and back. The kick-the-habit kick on TV commercials was a cabriole.
A form of furniture leg that curves outward and then narrows downward into an ornamental foot, characteristic of Queen Anne and Chippendale furniture. A subset of the cyma curve (Hogarth curve) - in effect an elongated S shape. Here we see cabriole style jambs on a French fireplace.
Graceful, double curved 'S' shaped (usually table or chair leg) that gracefully curves out at the knee, turns in gradually tapering at the ankle and flares out at the foot. Resembling the leg of an animal ("goat"in Spanish, Italian for "goat's leap") Popular with Queen Anne and Chippendale furniture with widespread use in the late seventeenth century.