colt

[ kohlt ]
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noun
  1. a young male animal of the horse family.

  2. a male horse of not more than four years of age.

  1. a young or inexperienced person.

Origin of colt

1
before 1000; Middle English, Old English; compare dialectal Swedish kult little pig

Other definitions for Colt (2 of 3)

Colt1
[ kohlt ]

Trademark.
  1. a brand of revolver.

Other definitions for Colt (3 of 3)

Colt2
[ kohlt ]

noun
  1. Samuel, 1814–62, U.S. inventor of the Colt revolver.

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British Dictionary definitions for colt (1 of 2)

colt

/ (kəʊlt) /


noun
  1. a male horse or pony under the age of four

  2. an awkward or inexperienced young person

  1. sport

    • a young and inexperienced player

    • a member of a junior team

Origin of colt

1
Old English colt young ass, of obscure origin; compare Swedish dialect kult young animal, boy

British Dictionary definitions for Colt (2 of 2)

Colt

/ (kəʊlt) /


noun
  1. trademark a type of revolver, pistol, etc

Origin of Colt

2
C19: named after Samuel Colt (1814–62), American inventor

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