colt

[kohlt]

noun

a young male animal of the horse family.
a male horse of not more than four years of age.
a young or inexperienced person.

Nearby words

  1. colpospasm,
  2. colpostenosis,
  3. colpostenotomy,
  4. colpotomy,
  5. colpoxerosis,
  6. colt distemper,
  7. colt, samuel,
  8. coltan,
  9. colter,
  10. coltish

Origin of colt

before 1000; Middle English, Old English; compare dialectal Swedish kult little pig

Colt

1
[kohlt]

Trademark.

a brand of revolver.

Colt

2
[kohlt]

noun

Samuel,1814–62, U.S. inventor of the Colt revolver.
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British Dictionary definitions for colt

colt

noun

a male horse or pony under the age of four
an awkward or inexperienced young person
sport
  1. a young and inexperienced player
  2. a member of a junior team

Word Origin for colt

Old English colt young ass, of obscure origin; compare Swedish dialect kult young animal, boy

Colt

noun

trademark a type of revolver, pistol, etc

Word Origin for Colt

C19: named after Samuel Colt (1814–62), American inventor

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Word Origin and History for colt
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