Definition of trot
- the fox trotted over the knoll
A horse trotted past us.
The batter trotted around the bases after hitting a home run.
She trotted off to help.
The little boy trotted along after his mother.
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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
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