stot

[ stot ]
/ stɒt /

noun

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.

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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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Example sentences from the Web for 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 (1 of 2)

stot1
/ (stɒt) /

noun dialect

a bullock
a castrated male ox

Word Origin for stot

Old English

British Dictionary definitions for stot (2 of 2)

stot2
/ (stɒt, stot) /

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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