February 15, 2011

Word of the Day: Saccade

Saccade \sa-KAHD\ noun

1.  The movement of the eye when it makes a sudden change, as in reading.
2.  The act of checking a horse quickly with a single strong pull of the reins.

Origin:  Saccade originally refers to horsemanship and begins as the Middle French saquer "to pull violently."

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