WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
lope /loʊp/USA pronunciation v., loped, lop•ing,n. 
v. [no object] to move or run with bounding steps or with a long, easy stride.
n. [countable] the act of loping.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

lope /ləʊp/ vb
  1. (intransitive) (of a person) to move or run with a long swinging stride
  2. (intransitive) (of four-legged animals) to run with a regular bounding movement
  3. to cause (a horse) to canter with a long easy stride or (of a horse) to canter in this manner
  1. a long steady gait or stride
Etymology: 15th Century: from Old Norse hlaupa to leap; compare Middle Dutch lopen to run

ˈloper n

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