Definition of trotter
1 : one that trots; specifically : a standardbred horse trained for harness racing
2 : a pig's foot used as food
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George Straw, a dedicated globe-trotter, doesn’t like the water.
Her picks for the main meal: herring foam and caviar or pigs trotters for the 'rents and a croque monsieur for the tike.
Brawn's meaty French small plates include boudin noir, bone marrow, and gelatinous trotters.
Veal sweetbreads are fried to a crisp and served in a broth meant to evoke the flavors of bun bo Hue, a classic spicy noodle soup made with pig’s blood and trotters.
Some writers — Paul Theroux, Bill Bryson, William Least Heat-Moon — are prolific globe-trotters, repeatedly channeling their wanderlust into best-selling travel yarns that span the world.
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First Known Use of trotter
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Definition of trotter for English Language Learners
: a horse that has been trained to trot in races
: a pig's foot cooked and used as food
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