Definition of colt
1a : foal; especially : a male foalb : 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
a colt who looked to the team's more experienced players for advice
Recent Examples of colt from the Web
The colt broke his maiden at Aqueduct last November.
The Colts and Chargers met in the 1998 preseason, and the Chargers rolled to a 33-3 victory as Leaf carved up the vanilla Indy defense.
Waiting for the three-year-old colt to start his race, the two men were just as preoccupied by May’s poor campaign performance.
Davis has a 58-13 record at the school and led the Colts to back-to-back Class 2-A state titles in 2013 and 2014.
But the Colts are simplifying some of the more challenging aspects of their defense to accommodate them.
Liquid Aloha, a 4-year-old Smart Strike colt making just his fourth career start, ran 1 1/16 miles in 1 minute, 48.19 seconds over the firm Exceller Turf Course layout.
The race is down to 11 horses after Epicharis was scratched when a veterinarian exam revealed continued inflammation in the colt's front right hoof.
The New York Racing Association said the exam revealed continued inflammation in the Japanese colt’s right front hoof.
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Origin and Etymology of colt
Middle English, from Old English; akin to Swedish dialect kult half-grown pig
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
COLT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of colt for English Language Learners
: a young male horse
: a member of a sports team for young people
COLT Defined for Kids
Definition of colt for Students
: a young male horse
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