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1trot

noun \ˈträt\

Definition of TROT

1
a (1) :  a moderately fast gait of a quadruped (as a horse) in which the legs move in diagonal pairs (2) :  a jogging gait of a human that falls between a walk and a run
b :  a ride on horseback
2
:  an old woman
3
:  a literal translation of a foreign text
4
plural :  diarrhea —used with the
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Origin of TROT

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from troter to trot, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German trottōn to tread, Old English tredan
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Equestrian Terms

canter, cantle, curry, farrier, hunter, paddock, router, skirt, tack

2trot

verb

of a horse : to move at a speed faster than walking by stepping with each front leg at the same time as the opposite back leg

: to run at a slow, steady pace

: to move quickly

trot·tedtrot·ting

Full Definition of TROT

intransitive verb
1
:  to ride, drive, or proceed at a trot <the fox trotted over the knoll>
2
:  to proceed briskly :  hurry
transitive verb
1
:  to cause to go at a trot
2
:  to traverse at a trot

Examples of TROT

  1. A horse trotted past us.
  2. The batter trotted around the bases after hitting a home run.
  3. She trotted off to help.
  4. The little boy trotted along after his mother.

First Known Use of TROT

14th century

3trot

noun

Definition of TROT

:  trotline; also :  one of the short lines with hooks that are attached to a trotline at intervals

First Known Use of TROT

1883

Trot

noun \ˈträt\

Definition of TROT

:  an adherent of Trotskyism :  Trotskyist, Trotskyite

First Known Use of TROT

1962

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism
TROTS Defined for Kids

1trot

noun \ˈträt\

Definition of TROT for Kids

1
:  a gait of an animal with four feet that is faster than walking but slower than galloping and in which a front foot and the opposite hind foot move as a pair
2
:  a human jogging pace between a walk and a run

2trot

verb
trot·tedtrot·ting

Definition of TROT for Kids

1
:  to ride, drive, go, or cause to go at a trot <A horse trotted by.>
2
:  to go along quickly :  hurry <He trotted off to school.>

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