What does the word gait mean?

Usage examples for gait

  1. Neither of the two girls spoke for some minutes after they met, but continued their rapid gait, until the end of the corduroy road was in sight and they felt comparatively safe. – Marcia Schuyler by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  2. Don't ride too hard, as if you was runnin' away, but keep a steady gait, and give your horse one hour out o' four to feed. – The Eagle's Heart by Hamlin Garland
  3. Difficult, but not impossible, if I should develop skill as a driver- for the skilful driver has a hand so light that his horses fancy they are going their own road at their own gait. – The Plum Tree by David Graham Phillips