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colt

[ kohlt ]
/ koʊlt /
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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.
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Origin of colt

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

Other definitions for colt (2 of 3)

Colt1
[ kohlt ]
/ koʊlt /

Trademark.
a brand of revolver.

Other definitions for colt (3 of 3)

Colt2
[ kohlt ]
/ koʊlt /

noun
Samuel, 1814–62, U.S. inventor of the Colt revolver.
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How to use colt in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for colt (1 of 2)

colt
/ (kəʊlt) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for colt (2 of 2)

Colt
/ (kəʊlt) /

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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