- a springing gait of certain bovids, as gazelles and antelopes, used especially when running in alarm from a predator.
- to run with such a gait.
Origin of stot
special use of Scots, N England dialect stot bound, go by leaps, bounce; perhaps akin to Middle English stuten to stutter
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Examples from the Web for stot
At last a stot happened to come wandering along; and she said, quite savagely, 'I'm going to hook something!'Prince Fortunatus
- a bullock
- a castrated male ox
- to bounce or cause to bounce
- Also: stotter (intr) to stagger
of obscure origin