dogtrot

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dog·trot

 (dôg′trŏt′, dŏg′-)
n.
1. A steady trot like that of a dog.
2. Chiefly Southern US A roofed passage between two parts of a structure.
intr.v. dog·trot·ted, dog·trot·ting, dog·trots
To move at a steady trot.

dogtrot

(ˈdɒɡˌtrɒt)
n
a gently paced trot

dog•trot

(ˈdɔgˌtrɒt, ˈdɒg-)

n. ,
v. -trot•ted, -trot•ting. n.
1. a gentle trot, like that of a dog.
2. Southern U.S. breezeway.
v.i.
3. to go at a dogtrot.
[1655–65]

Dog trot

Originally, a two-room log house with the rooms separated from each other by a few feet, and with both rooms and the space between (the dogtrot) covered by a single roof. Later, the same layout was occasionally used when building with milled lumber. The dogtrot design was common in the South during the last half of the nineteenth century, and occasionally, houses built that way could still be seen in the early twentieth century.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dogtrot - a steady trot like that of a dog
lope, trot, jog - a slow pace of running
Translations

dogtrot

[ˈdɒgtrɒt] Ntrote m lento
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Whenever his head went down, I dogtrotted in a crouch, covering as much distance as possible.
After skulking away from our seeming innocent chat with my secret hooked firmly in his ball cap, Randy dogtrotted for his fishing boat.