a springing gait of certain bovids, as gazelles and antelopes, used especially when running in alarm from a predator.

verb (used without object), stot·ted, stot·ting.

to run with such a gait.

Origin of stot

special use of Scots, N England dialect stot bound, go by leaps, bounce; perhaps akin to Middle English stuten to stutter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stot

Historical Examples of stot

  • At last a stot happened to come wandering along; and she said, quite savagely, 'I'm going to hook something!'

    Prince Fortunatus

    William Black

British Dictionary definitions for stot



noun dialect

a bullock
a castrated male ox

Word Origin for stot

Old English



verb stots, stotting or stotted Scot and Northern English dialect

to bounce or cause to bounce
Also: stotter (intr) to stagger

Word Origin for stot

of obscure origin
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