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trot

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noun \ˈträt\

Definition of trot

  1. 1a (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 runb :  a ride on horseback

  2. 2 :  an old woman

  3. 3 :  a literal translation of a foreign text

  4. 4 plural :  diarrhea —used with the

Origin and Etymology 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


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trot

verb

Definition of trot

trotted

trotting

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to ride, drive, or proceed at a trot <the fox trotted over the knoll>

  3. 2 :  to proceed briskly :  hurry

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to cause to go at a trot

  6. 2 :  to traverse at a trot

Examples of trot in a sentence

  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.

14th Century

First Known Use of trot

14th century


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trot

noun

Definition of trot

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

1883

First Known Use of trot

1883


Trot

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noun \ˈträt\

Definition of Trot

  1. :  an adherent of Trotskyism :  Trotskyist, Trotskyite

1962

First Known Use of trot

1962



TROT Defined for English Language Learners


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trot

verb

Definition of trot for English Language Learners

  • 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 Defined for Kids

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trot

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noun \ˈträt\

Definition of trot for Students

  1. 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. 2 :  a human jogging pace between a walk and a run


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trot

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verb

Definition of trot for Students

trotted

trotting

  1. 1 :  to ride, drive, go, or cause to go at a trot <A horse trotted by.>

  2. 2 :  to go along quickly :  hurry <He trotted off to school.>



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