UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations'trot': /ˈtrɒt/; 'Trot': /trɒt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/trɑt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(trot)
(of a horse) to go at a gait between a walk and a run, in which the legs move in diagonal pairs, but not quite simultaneously, so that when the movement is slow one foot at least is always on the ground, and when fast all four feet are momentarily off the ground at once.
to go at a quick, steady pace; move briskly; bustle; hurry.
to cause to trot.
to ride (a horse) at a trot.
to lead at a trot.
to travel over by trotting:to spend the day trotting the country byways.
to execute by trotting.
to bring forward for inspection.
to bring to the attention of; introduce; submit:He trots out his old jokes at every party.
the gait of a horse, dog, or other quadruped, when trotting.
the sound made by an animal when trotting.
the jogging gait of a human being, between a walk and a run.
Sport[Harness Racing.]a race for trotters.
brisk, continuous movement or activity:I've been on the trot all afternoon.
Slang Terms[Disparaging.]an old woman.
Slang Termsa literal translation used illicitly in doing schoolwork; crib; pony.
[Informal.]a toddling child.
Middle French, derivative of troter
Gmc; akin to Old High German trottōn to tread, whence Middle High German trotten to run; (noun, nominal) Middle English
Middle French troter
(verb, verbal) Middle English trotten 1250–1300
a short line with hooks, attached to the trotline.