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stot

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noun
  1. a springing gait of certain bovids, as gazelles and antelopes, used especially when running in alarm from a predator.
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verb (used without object), stot·ted, stot·ting.
  1. to run with such a gait.
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Origin of stot

special use of Scots, N England dialect stot bound, go by leaps, bounce; perhaps akin to Middle English stuten to stutter
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  • 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

stot1

noun dialect
  1. a bullock
  2. a castrated male ox
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Word Origin

Old English

stot2

verb stots, stotting or stotted Scot and Northern English dialect
  1. to bounce or cause to bounce
  2. Also: stotter (intr) to stagger
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Word Origin

of obscure origin
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