in the Manage, a Motion which the Cavalier makes hals round ; or a hals turn from Left to Right changing Hands ; that his Enemy may be uncertain on which side he intends to attack : whether in Front, or Flank.
CARACOL, is also the half turn each Horseman in an Army makes after his Discharge, to pass from the Front of the Squadron to the Rear. The Word comes from the Arabic, and that from the Hebrew, Carac, involvere.
But we have it immediately from the Spainish ; where it signifies properly a Snail, and siguratively the Evolution describ'd above.
Caracol is sometimes also us'd in Architecture for a Staircale in a Helix, or spiral Form. See STAIRCASE.