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gait (GAYT) (noun)
The manner or mode of movement of a person or an animal; such as, a horse: Sharon watched the gait of her mare carefully.
gate (GAYT) (noun)
An entrance, exit, or passageway: The gate opened automatically when the car came close.

The old dog’s limping gait nearly prevented him from making it into the yard before the automatic gate closed.

—Callie Cardamon

Because the gate was open, Jerry watched in horror as his pony, with an easy gait, went off down the road.

(Latin: lame, lameness, a limping; gait impaired [walking disability]; walking with uneven steps)
Word Entries containing the term: “gait
helicopodia; Todd's gait
A sweeping type of gait observed in spastic hemiplegia, resulting from the inability of the leg to be moved forward without describing an arc, the radius of which is external to the body, with the foot scraping the ground.

This is a result of a combination of extensor spasticity, causing difficulty in flexing the knee, together with spastic footdrop.

This entry is located in the following unit: helico-, helic-, helici-, heli-, helix- (page 2)
tandem gait
A manner of walking in which the heel of the advancing foot is placed directly in front of the toes of the stationary foot.

It is used to test a patient's equilibrium and coordination.

This entry is located in the following unit: tandem (page 1)
Word Entries at Get Words: “gait
The pattern of footsteps at various rates of speed, each pattern distinguished by a particular rhythm and footfall.
This entry is located in the following unit: Dog or Canine Terms + (page 4)