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a. The gait of a horse or other four-footed animal, between a walk and a canter in speed, in which diagonal pairs of legs move forward together.
b. A ride on a horse moving with this gait.
2. A gait of a person, faster than a walk; a jog.
3. Sports A race for trotters.
4. See pony.
5. trots Informal Diarrhea. Used with the.
6. A toddler.
7. Archaic An old woman.
v. trot·ted, trot·ting, trots
1. To go or move at a trot.
2. To proceed rapidly; hurry.
To cause to move at a trot.
Phrasal Verb:
trot out Informal
To bring out and show for inspection or admiration: "His novel trots out an Irish president named Finn" (Charles E. Claffey).

[Middle English, from Old French, from troter, to trot, of Germanic origin. N., sense 7, origin unknown.]


[ˈtrɒtɪŋ] N (Sport) → trote m
References in classic literature ?
But coming out, a minute afterwards, to warm himself by exercise, and trotting up and down some dozen times, he would brighten even then, and go back more brightly to his niche.
I thought it was gone,' said Toby, trotting off again.
The she-wolf was trotting wearily along, her mate well in advance, when she came upon the overhanging, high clay-bank.
It was there, in the fibre of his being; and it was the most natural thing in the world that he should obey it by turning his back on his new-born family and by trotting out and away on the meat-trail whereby he lived.
At last the trotting of a horse sounded in the distance, the park gates opened with a clang, and then Mr.
Trotting around the wheel-house to the shady lee-side of it, he came upon his fate; for be it known that Captain Duncan possessed on board in addition to two fox-terriers, a big Persian cat, and that cat possessed a litter of kittens.
Michael obeyed--not crouching cringingly, but trotting eagerly, gladly, to Steward's feet.
Contract notice: Bv development of the former trotting course area - demolition planning.
No matter what the breed, the sheer soundness of a dog--the strength and balance of her overall anatomy, and how that translates kinetically in the dog's ability to move from Point A to Point B--is a huge consideration, whether the dog is trotting around a show ring or jogging around your town accompanying you in your quest for 12,000 steps.
He added: "This meeting has huge significance for us as the French governing authority for Trotting, 'Le-Trot', has indicated it will be in attendance for the meeting.
SAUNDERS Mach 3 and Rhys Evans won the biggest prize in Welsh trotting over the weekend in a thrilling finish that saw five horses across the track bidding for their chance to win the Welsh Classic.
HARNESS racing is one of the most exciting of equine sports, and is extremely popular in parts of rural Wales, none more so than the Ceredigion area where the annual Trotting Festival is likened to horse racing's iconic Cheltenham Festival.