see also: Trot
  • (America) IPA: /tɹɑt/
  • (RP) IPA: /tɹɒt/

trot (plural trots)

  1. (archaic, disparaging) An ugly old woman, a hag. [From 1362.]
  2. (chiefly, of horses) A gait of a four-legged animal between walk and canter, a diagonal gait (in which diagonally opposite pairs of legs move together).
    • 2000, Margaret H. Bonham, Introduction to: Dog Agility, [ page 14],
      Dogs have a variety of gaits. Most dogs have the walk, trot, pace, and gallop.
    • 2008, Kenneth W. Hinchcliff, Andris J. Kaneps, Raymond J. Geor, Equine Exercise Physiology: The Science of Exercise in the Athletic Horse, Elsevier, [ page 154],
      The toelt is comfortable for the rider because the amplitude of the dorsoventral displacement is lower than at the trot. […] The slow trot is a two-beat symmetric diagonal gait. Among the normal variations of the trot of saddle horses, the speed of the gait increases from collected to extended trot.
    • 2009, Gordon Wright, George H. Morris, Learning To Ride, Hunt, And Show, [ page 65],
      To assume the correct position for the posting trot, first walk, with the body inclined forward in a posting position. Then put the horse into a slow or sitting trot at six miles an hour. Do not post.
  3. A gait of a person or animal faster than a walk but slower than a run.
  4. A brisk journey or progression.
    We often take the car and have a trot down to the beach.
    In this lesson we'll have a quick trot through Chapter 3 before moving on to Chapter 4.
  5. A toddler. [From 1854.]
    • 1855, William Makepeace Thackeray, The Newcomes, 1869, The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray, Volume V: The Newcomes, Volume I, page 123 ↗,
      […] but Ethel romped with the little children — the rosy little trots — and took them on her knees, and told them a thousand stories.
  6. (obsolete) A young animal. [From 1895.]
  7. (dance) A moderately rapid dance.
  8. (Australia, obsolete) A succession of heads thrown in a game of two-up.
  9. (Australia, New Zealand, with "good" or "bad") A run of luck or fortune.
    He′s had a good trot, but his luck will end soon.
    • 1994, Noel Virtue, Sandspit Crossing, [ page 34],
      It was to be a hugely special occasion, for apart from the picture shows at the Majestic, there was usually nothing at all going on in Sandspit to make anyone think they were on a good trot living there.
    • 2004, John Mosig, Ric Fallu, Australian Fish Farmer: A Practical Guide to Aquaculture, 2nd Edition, [ page 21],
      Should he or she be having a bad trot, the exchange rate will be higher than normal.
  10. (dated, slang, among students) Synonym of horse#English|horse illegitimate study aid
  11. (informal, as 'the trots') Diarrhoea.
    He's got a bad case of the trots and has to keep running off to the toilet.
  • (gait of an animal between walk and canter)
  • (ugly old woman) See Thesaurus:old woman
  • (gait of a person faster than a walk) jog
Translations Translations
  • Italian: megera
  • Russian: старый
  • Spanish: bruja, arpía
  • Italian: trotterellio
  • Russian: трусца́
  • Spanish: trote
  • Russian: трот
  • Spanish: foxtrot
Translations Verb

trot (trots, present participle trotting; past and past participle trotted)

  1. (intransitive) To move along briskly; specifically, to move at a pace between a walk and a run.
    I didn't want to miss my bus, so I trotted the last few hundred yards to the stop.
    The dog trotted along obediently by his master's side.
    • 1927-29, Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments with Truth, translated 1940 by Mahadev Desai, Part I, Chapter xiv ↗:
      I would trot ten or twelve miles each day, go into a cheap restaurant and eat my fill of bread, but would never be satisfied. During these wanderings I once hit on a vegetarian restaurant in Farringdon Street. The sight of it filled me with the same joy that a child feels on getting a thing after its own heart.
    • , Runaway Jane:
      They sent little Jane to the garden to play,
      But she opened the gate, and then trotted away
      Under the hawthorns and down the green lane,
      Bad little, mad little, runaway Jane!
  2. (intransitive, of a horse) To move at a gait between a walk and a canter.
  3. (transitive) To cause to move, as a horse or other animal, in the pace called a trot; to cause to run without galloping or cantering.
Synonyms Translations
  • Italian: trottare
  • Russian: спеши́ть
  • Spanish: trotar
  • German: traben
  • Italian: trotto
  • Portuguese: trotar
  • Russian: идти́ рысь
  • Spanish: trotar

trot (uncountable)

  1. A genre of Korean pop music employing repetitive rhythm and vocal inflections.
  • ppongjjak

trot (plural trots)

  1. (disparaging, properly Trot) Clipping of Trotskyist#English|Trotskyist.


trot (plural trots)

  1. (slang, derogatory) A Trotskyist.

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