(of a horse) to go at a gait between a walk and a run, in which the legs move in diagonal pairs, but not quite simultaneously, so that when the movement is slow one foot at least is always on the ground, and when fast all four feet are momentarily off the ground at once.
to cause to trot.
to ride (a horse) at a trot.
to lead at a trot.
to travel over by trotting: to spend the day trotting the country byways.
to execute by trotting.
the gait of a horse, dog, or other quadruped, when trotting.
the sound made by an animal when trotting.
- un·trot·ted, adjective
How to use trot in a sentence
While some longer Trots exist—up to half-marathon lengths—people who haven’t run in a while should avoid signing up for them.Your last-minute training guide to dominating this year’s Turkey Trot | Claire Maldarelli | November 21, 2021 | Popular-Science
Turkey Trots are set to return on Thanksgiving after a year hiatus, and at least one runner is ready to take his trot to the next level.What You Missed: Drone Helps California Crews Find Hiker | Fred Dreier | November 18, 2021 | Outside Online
Other athletes can get digestive issues, but they are usually much different than runner’s trots and are not as common.
The whole point of being a pageant queen is to trot around in your bikini to be ogled at while feigning sexual naiveté.Miss America Hypocrisy: The Vanessa Williams Nude Photo Shaming | Amanda Marcotte | July 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And, of course, they trot out the Constitution to justify their actions, much as the slave holders did 150 years earlier.The South Has Indeed Risen Again and It’s Called the Tea Party | Jack Schwartz | December 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He had to urge his horse to a trot, and he went tagging alongside the funnel to see what it would do.
Then I just have to “retrieve payload” from Coinapult, trot on back over to Blockchain and BAM!
Oscar forecasters like to trot out old statistics when deciding who will win which awards.Oscar’s Best Director: Steven Spielberg vs. David O. Russell | Ramin Setoodeh | February 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The truth is, it is not safe to trot down such mountains and hardly to ride down them at all.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
But I have some more foul way to trot through still, in your Epistles and Satyrs, &c.A Letter from Mr. Cibber to Mr. Pope | Colley Cibber
Soon he begins to trot, and, when he thinks himself out of sight, bounds off like a greyhound.Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
To the left of us a horse snorted nervously; we heard him trot with high, springy strides to the end of his rope, and snort again.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
I don't want to go back into my life, I don't want to trot out the old 'more sinned against than sinning' cliché.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
British Dictionary definitions for trot (1 of 2)
to move or cause to move at a trot
angling to fish (a fast-moving stream or river) by using a float and weighted line that carries the baited hook just above the bottom
a steady brisk pace
(in harness racing) a race for horses that have been trained to trot fast
one of the short lines attached to a trotline
Australian and NZ informal a run of luck: a good trot
mainly British a small child; tot
US slang a student's crib
on the trot informal
one after the other: to read two books on the trot
busy, esp on one's feet
the trots informal
NZ trotting races
British Dictionary definitions for Trot (2 of 2)
informal a follower of Trotsky; Trotskyist
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with trot
In addition to the idiom beginning with trot
- trot out
- hot to trot
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