colt

noun \ ˈkōlt \
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

Definition of colt

1 a : foal; especially : a male foal
b : a young male horse that is usually not castrated and has not attained an arbitrarily designated age (such as four years)
2 : a young untried person

Examples of colt in a Sentence

  1. a colt who looked to the team's more experienced players for advice

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Origin and Etymology of colt

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Swedish dialect kult half-grown pig


COLT Defined for English Language Learners

colt

noun

Definition of colt for English Language Learners

  • : a young male horse

  • : a member of a sports team for young people


COLT Defined for Kids

colt

noun \ ˈkōlt \

Definition of colt for Students

: a young male horse


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