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stot

[stot] /stɒt/
noun
1.
a springing gait of certain bovids, as gazelles and antelopes, used especially when running in alarm from a predator.
verb (used without object), stotted, stotting.
2.
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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  • At last a stot happened to come wandering along; and she said, quite savagely, 'I'm going to hook something!'

    Prince Fortunatus William Black
British Dictionary definitions for stot

stot1

/stɒt/
noun (dialect)
1.
a bullock
2.
a castrated male ox
Word Origin
Old English

stot2

/stɒt; stot/
verb (Scot & Northern English, dialect) stots, stotting, stotted
1.
to bounce or cause to bounce
2.
(intransitive) Also stotter. to stagger
Word Origin
of obscure origin
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