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colt

[kohlt] /koʊlt/
noun
1.
a young male animal of the horse family.
2.
a male horse of not more than four years of age.
3.
a young or inexperienced person.
Origin of colt
dialectal Swedish
1000
before 1000; Middle English, Old English; compare dialectal Swedish kult little pig

Colt1

[kohlt] /koʊlt/
Trademark.
1.
a brand of revolver.

Colt2

[kohlt] /koʊlt/
noun
1.
Samuel, 1814–62, U.S. inventor of the Colt revolver.
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  • For the gun Andy had his colt in the holster, and he knew it like his own mind.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • One can't always tell how a colt will shape, can they, Mike?

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • That's the first showing I've had from the colt as a three-year-old; but I knew he had it in him.

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  • Our boy remained with the colt, drying it and rubbing it down as well as he could.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • The colt's ready and this weather suits him down to the ground.

    Old Man Curry

    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
British Dictionary definitions for colt

colt

/kəʊlt/
noun
1.
a male horse or pony under the age of four
2.
an awkward or inexperienced young person
3.
(sport)
  1. a young and inexperienced player
  2. a member of a junior team
Word Origin
Old English colt young ass, of obscure origin; compare Swedish dialect kult young animal, boy

Colt

/kəʊlt/
noun
1.
trademark a type of revolver, pistol, etc
Word Origin
C19: named after Samuel Colt (1814–62), American inventor
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Word Origin and History for colt
n.

Old English colt "colt," originally "young ass," in Biblical translations also used for "young camel," perhaps from Proto-Germanic *kultaz (cf. Swedish dialectal kult "young boar, piglet; boy," Danish kuld "offspring, brood") and akin to child. Applied to persons from early 13c.

COLT'S TOOTH An old fellow who marries, or keeps a young girl, is ſaid to have a colt's tooth in his head. ["Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," 1796]

Colt

n.

type of revolver, 1838, originally the manufacture of U.S. gunsmith Samuel Colt (1814-1862).

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