What does the word lope mean?

Usage examples for lope

  1. Putting our horses to a lope we rode on until we came to his empty canteen; and a little farther on to a discarded coat and shirt. – I Married a Ranger by Dama Margaret Smith
  2. She lifted the white mare into a lope, opened the gate, rode through and closed it without leaving the saddle, then, waving back at him, disappeared in the chaparral. – The Heritage of the Hills by Arthur P. Hankins
  3. This is Cervantes's description of the national stage in the time of his immediate predecessor, Lope de Rueda. – Spanish Life in Town and Country by L. Higgin and Eugène E. Street