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  Dictionary Definition of lopes

lope
verb ( loped, loping )

-- verb (i)
1. to move or run with bounding steps, as a quadruped, or with a long, easy stride, as a person.
2. to canter leisurely with a rather long, easy stride, as a horse.
-- verb (t)
3. to cause to lope, as a horse.
-- noun
4. the act or the gait of loping.
5. a long, easy stride.
[late ME, var. of obs. loup leap, from Scandinavian; cf. Icel. hlaupa ]
-- loper, noun