Leap, n. 1. The act of leaping, or the space passed by leaping; a jump; a spring; a bound.
Wickedness comes on by degrees, . . . and sudden leaps from one extreme to another are unnatural.L'Estrange.
Changes of tone may proceed either by leaps or glides.H. Sweet.
2. Copulation with, or coverture of, a female beast.
(Mining) A fault.
(Mus.) A passing from one note to another by an interval, especially by a long one, or by one including several other and intermediate intervals.
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