\ ˈkōlt How to pronounce colt (audio) \

Definition of colt

1a : 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

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Examples of colt in a Sentence

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

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But after settling in the middle of the pack, the winner of the previous two Fair Grounds prep races — the Lecomte Stakes and Risen Star Stakes — faded and finished ninth in what was the colt’s first loss on a dirt track. Brett Martel, The Seattle Times, "By My Standards a surprise winner of $1M Louisiana Derby," 24 Mar. 2019 In 2002, War Emblem nearly fell to his knees when the starting gate sprang open, and Baffert knew the ornery colt was done. Beth Harris, Houston Chronicle, "Justify ready for run at Triple Crown history in Belmont," 9 June 2018 The three-year-old colt was purchased last year in England by Phoenix. Nihal Kolur,, "Rob Gronkowski's Horse Given 69–1 Odds to Win the Belmont Stakes," 25 May 2018 The colt is owned by WinStar Farm, one of Justify’s multiple owners. Beth Harris,, "Justify looks to be the class of Preakness field, too," 6 May 2018 The big, grand-looking colt has been called a ‘phenomenal talent’ by Bob Baffert, a Hall of Fame trainer who has won the Kentucky Derby four times (Silver Charm in 1997, Real Quiet in 1998, War Emblem in 2002 and American Pharoah in 2015). John Cherwa,, "Racing! Our best 1-2 Kentucky Derby punch —Jon White and XBTV," 27 Apr. 2018 Justify's victory silenced the skeptics who believed the colt was due for a loss because of his rushed schedule and close result in the Preakness. Beth Harris, Houston Chronicle, "Owners: Triple Crown winner Justify will race again," 11 June 2018 The three-year-old colt is 4–1–0 in his career and is based in Europe. Charlotte Carroll,, "Get to Know Mendelssohn: The Horse Favored to Win the 2018 Kentucky Derby," 5 May 2018 Trained by Hollendorfer, the dark bay colt will be among the longest Derby long shots Saturday at Churchill Downs. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Why Hall of Fame trainer Hollendorfer has high regard for his Kentucky Derby long shot | The Sacramento Bee," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of colt

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for colt

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

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English Language Learners Definition of colt

: a young male horse
British : a member of a sports team for young people


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Kids Definition of colt

: a young male horse

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