- 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 trotters
"Kate has been in here several times," a Trotters shop assistant told People.6 Things We Know About the Royal Baby’s Future Style
July 22, 2013
Then it happened: a handsome little piglet was wheeled through the restaurant with trotters hanging gently over its dish.Gal With a Suitcase
June 5, 2010
They had had some sheep's trotters at Chez Thomas at Montmartre.L'Assommoir
The trotters stood at the door tossing their heads and eager to be off.The Bishop of Cottontown
John Trotwood Moore
Trotters drew the fatal pistol and clapped it to his rival's ear.Witty Pieces by Witty People
Roadsters, trotters, and saddle horses are usually not so large as coachers.
Men who worship their hats do not like trotters because they splash them.The Modern Pistol and How to Shoot It
- 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 trotters
late 14c. as a type of horse; agent noun from trot (v.). Meaning "foot of a quadruped" is from 1520s.
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