- an animal that trots, especially a horse bred and trained for harness racing.
- a person who moves about briskly and constantly.
- the foot of an animal, especially of a sheep or pig, used as food.
Origin of trotter
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Examples from the Web for trotter
Trotter denounced the administration policy before church congregations in Washington and Boston.
Trotter and Griffith both recognized the power of film as a mass medium that could influence millions.
It was in this atmosphere that the forces led by Griffith and Trotter clashed.
Ironically, Trotter had succeeded in tightening a censorship bill but failed to stop the movie.
Trotter graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and became the first black man named to Phi Beta Kappa.
While bivouacking on the Hiawasse, a citizen named Trotter, came into camp.The Citizen-Soldier
What's the damage for the brace of trotter boxes, old Flybynight?Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks
Trotter says that national unity is what is wanted most of all things now in England.The Psychology of Nations
Then there were a few words said about Miss Trotter which were not altogether good-natured.Miss Mackenzie
I hired the trap and the trotter from a hotel-keeper at Gueldersdorp.The Dop Doctor
Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
- a person or animal that trots, esp a horse that is specially trained to trot fast
- (usually plural) the foot of certain animals, esp of pigs
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Word Origin and History for trotter
late 14c. as a type of horse; agent noun from trot (v.). Meaning "foot of a quadruped" is from 1520s.
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