trot·​ter | \ ˈträ-tər How to pronounce trotter (audio) \

Definition of trotter

1 : one that trots specifically : a standardbred horse trained for harness racing
2 : a pig's foot used as food

Examples of trotter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Urban neighborhoods where globe-trotters clustered are now semi-deserted and increasingly socially fragile, as the short-term letting economy built up over the past decade has imploded. Francesca Berardi, Time, 21 May 2020 Here are the hotspots discerning globe-trotters will be clamoring to check into in 2020 and beyond. Chadner Navarro, Fortune, 1 Jan. 2020 Give them a piece of Kentucky this holiday season with these local products that will make meaningful presents for your fellow globe trotters. Savannah Eadens, The Courier-Journal, 18 Nov. 2019 Plus, why the Real Housewives of Orange County star and frequent globe trotter always carries duct tape Braunwyn Windham-Burke knows a thing or two about traveling with kids. Conchita Margaret Widjojo,, 5 Nov. 2019 Hamaya offers soba iterations with yushi tofu (tofu that hasn’t been pressed and formed), tebichi (pig’s trotters), or san-mai niku (three-layered pork). Katherine Lagrave, Bon Appétit, 6 Nov. 2019 One animal chancing its trotter on the result is a piglet, which is betting its bacon that South Africa will secure a record-equaling third title. Celine Ramseyer And Matias Grez, CNN, 1 Nov. 2019 The 3-year-old trotter gave brothers Simon Allard (driver) and Rene Allard (trainer) their first Oaks victories. Jackson Thompson,, 4 Aug. 2019 And Gandhi, who was born on Oct. 2, 1869, was a multilingual, pan-Indian, globe-trotter. Cirrus Wood, The Mercury News, 14 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of trotter

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Trotter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of trotter

: a horse that has been trained to trot in races
: a pig's foot cooked and used as food

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