gait

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gait

(used esp of horses and dogs) the pattern of footsteps at various speeds, as the walk, trot, canter, etc., each pattern being distinguished by a particular rhythm and footfall
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Ruptured (herniated) discs between the vertebrae, as well as a narrowing of the spinal canal (stenosis), may compress nerves exiting the spine and cause abnormal gaits such as steppage gait, or foot drop, in which you drag the toe of your shoe on the ground.