- a young male animal of the horse family.
- a male horse of not more than four years of age.
- a young or inexperienced person.
Origin of colt
- a brand of revolver.
- Samuel,1814–62, U.S. inventor of the Colt revolver.
Examples from the Web for colt
Political ads demonizing some politicians and praising others play on as an older man sips his Colt 45.Gary, Indiana Is a Serial Killer’s Playground
October 22, 2014
Colt, Remington, and Gauge have all soared, and Gunner is much more common than the traditional name Gunnar.Baby Names: Gunning For Trouble?
February 19, 2014
He gives Carl back his gun and holsters his own famous Colt Python back around his waist.The Walking Dead ‘Infected’ Recap: There Will Be Exploding Faces
October 21, 2013
If the mass shooting begins, we Russians will also have to grab a Colt, and aim at the enemy, unfortunately.Cold Shoulder for Obama
September 4, 2013
He was even said to have tossed coins in the air and shot them with the Colt .45 and the .357 Magnum he was said always to carry.Hit-and-Run Driver Julio Acevedo Talks, Suggests 50 Cent Connection
March 6, 2013
For the gun Andy had his Colt in the holster, and he knew it like his own mind.Way of the Lawless
One can't always tell how a colt will shape, can they, Mike?
That's the first showing I've had from the colt as a three-year-old; but I knew he had it in him.
Our boy remained with the colt, drying it and rubbing it down as well as he could.My Double Life
The colt's ready and this weather suits him down to the ground.Old Man Curry
Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
- a male horse or pony under the age of four
- an awkward or inexperienced young person
- a young and inexperienced player
- a member of a junior team
- trademark a type of revolver, pistol, etc
Word Origin and History for colt
Old English colt "colt," originally "young ass," in Biblical translations also used for "young camel," perhaps from Proto-Germanic *kultaz (cf. Swedish dialectal kult "young boar, piglet; boy," Danish kuld "offspring, brood") and akin to child. Applied to persons from early 13c.
COLT'S TOOTH An old fellow who marries, or keeps a young girl, is ſaid to have a colt's tooth in his head. ["Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," 1796]
type of revolver, 1838, originally the manufacture of U.S. gunsmith Samuel Colt (1814-1862).