Bout vs Gait - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between bout and gait
is that bout
is a period of something, usually painful or unpleasant while gait
is manner of walking or stepping; bearing or carriage while moving.
As verbs the difference between bout and gait
is that bout
is to contest a bout while gait
is to teach a specific gait
to a horse.
As a preposition bout
is (colloquial) about.
From (etyl) bught, probably from an unrecorded (etyl) variant of .
[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bout?s=t] See bight, bought.
A period of something, usually painful or unpleasant
(boxing) A boxing match.
(fencing) An assault (a fencing encounter) at which the score is kept.
(roller derby) A roller derby match.
A fighting competition.
* 1883 , (Howard Pyle), (The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood)
- a bout of drought .
(music) A bulge or widening in a musical instrument, such as either of the two characteristic bulges of a guitar.
(dated) The going and returning of a plough, or other implement used to mark the ground and create a headland, across a field.
* 1809 , A Letter to Sir John Sinclair [...] containing a Statement of the System under which a considerable Farm is profitably managed in Hertfordshire. Given at the request of the Board. By Thomas Greg, Esq.'', published in ''The Farmer's Magazine , page 395:
- Then they had bouts of wrestling and of cudgel play, so that every day they gained in skill and strength.
* 1922 , An Ingenious One-Way Agrimotor'', published in ''The Commercial Motor , volume 34, published by Temple Press, page 32:
- The outside bout' of each land is ploughed two inches deeper, and from thence the water runs into cross furrows, which are dug with a spade [...] I have an instrument of great power, called a scarifier, for this purpose. It is drawn by four horses, and completely prepares the land for the seed at each ' bout .
* 1976 , Claude Culpin, Farm Machinery , page 60:
- It is in this manner that the ploughs are reversed at the termination of each bout of the field.
- The last two rounds must be ploughed shallower, and on the last bout the strip left should be one furrow width for a two-furrow plough, two for a three-furrow, and so on. [...]
Written form of a of "about".
- they're talking bout you!
- Maddy is bout to get beat up!
Manner of walking or stepping; bearing or carriage while moving.
(horses) One of the different ways in which a horse can move, either naturally or as a result of training.
- Carrying a heavy suitcase, he walked with a lopsided gait .
To teach a specific gait to a horse.
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