- IPA: /lʌndʒ/
lunge (plural lunges)
- A sudden forward movement, especially with a sword.
- A long rope or flat web line, more commonly referred to as a lunge line, approximately 20–30 feet long, attached to the bridle, lungeing cavesson, or halter of a horse and used to control the animal while lungeing.
- An exercise performed by stepping forward one leg while kneeling with the other leg, then returning to a standing position.
- A fish, the namaycush.
lunge (lunges, present participle lunging; past and past participle lunged)
- (ambitransitive) To (cause to make) a sudden forward movement (present participle: lunging).
- I lunged at the police officer and made a grab for her gun.
- 2004, Louis L'Amour, Rustlers of West Fork
- With savage desperation the Indian lunged his horse straight at Hopalong and, knife in hand, leaped for him!
- (transitive) To longe or work a horse in a circle around a handler (present participle: lunging or lungeing).
- Italian: far girare il cavallo legato con lunga cavezza al palo