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colt

 (kōlt)
n.
1. A young male horse, especially an ungelded racehorse less than five years old, or a young male of another equine species.
2. A youthful or inexperienced person; a novice.

[Middle English, from Old English.]
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colt

(kəʊlt)
n
1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a male horse or pony under the age of four
2. an awkward or inexperienced young person
3. (General Sporting Terms) sport
a. a young and inexperienced player
b. a member of a junior team
[Old English colt young ass, of obscure origin; compare Swedish dialect kult young animal, boy]

Colt

(kəʊlt)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) trademark a type of revolver, pistol, etc
[C19: named after Samuel Colt (1814–62), American inventor]
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colt

(koʊlt)

n.
1. a young male animal of the horse family.
2. a male horse of not more than four years of age.
3. a young or inexperienced person.
[before 1000; Middle English, Old English; compare dial. Swedish kult little pig]

Colt

(koʊlt)

n.
Samuel, 1814–62, U.S. inventor of the Colt revolver.
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Colt

1. While Colt is a longtime firearms manufacturer, the term Colt usually specifically meant a 45-caliber revolver.
2. A term still used for the young of horses or other horselike animals.
1001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn’t Know by W.R. Runyan Copyright © 2011 by W.R. Runyan
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Colt - a young male horse under the age of fourcolt - a young male horse under the age of four
male - an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)
foal - a young horse
ridgel, ridgeling, ridgil, ridgling - a colt with undescended testicles
2.Colt - a kind of revolver
revolver, six-gun, six-shooter - a pistol with a revolving cylinder (usually having six chambers for bullets)
trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product
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colt

noun
Related words
collective noun rag
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Translations
жребче
hříbě
hingsteføl
foli
equuleus
kumeliukas
kumeļš
hengstveulen
mânz
žrebe

colt

[kəʊlt] Npotro m
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colt

[ˈkəʊlt] n (= young male horse) → poulain mColumbus Day [kəˈlʌmbəsdeɪ] n (US) jour férié fixé le deuxième lundi d'octobre, commémorant la découverte de l'Amérique par Christophe Colomb
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colt

nHengstfohlen nt; (dated fig: = youth) → junger Dachs (inf)
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colt

[kəʊlt] npuledro
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colt

(kəult) noun
a young horse.
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References in classic literature ?
There were six young colts in the meadow besides me; they were older than I was; some were nearly as large as grown-up horses.
He began breaking colts to drive, and in the driving drove them wherever he sought horses.
You'll have to train up, for I'm ploughing and chopping wood and breaking colts these days."
They have no fondness for their colts or foals, but the care they take in educating them proceeds entirely from the dictates of reason.
One evening a "domidor" (a subduer of horses) came for the purpose of breaking-in some colts. I will describe the preparatory steps, for I believe they have not been mentioned by other travellers.
"Well, I want spectin nothin; only Sam, he's a gwine to de river with some colts, and he said I could go long with him; so I jes put my things together.
Earnshaw once bought a couple of colts at the parish fair, and gave the lads each one.
The first time was when Harley Kennan, astride a hot-blooded sorrel colt, tried to make it leap a narrow stream.
There were other striking things about her--the cowboy Stetson hat, the heavy braids of brown hair, and the long-barrelled 38 Colt's revolver that hung in its holster on her hip.
"That colt, at least, must die," muttered the scout, grasping at the mane of the nimble beast, which easily eluded his hand; "Uncas, your arrows!"
Tell me, why this strong young colt, foaled in some peaceful valley of Vermont, far removed from all beasts of prey --why is it that upon the sunniest day, if you but shake a fresh buffalo robe behind him, so that he cannot even see it, but only smells its wild animal muskiness --why will he start, snort, and with bursting eyes paw the ground in phrensies of affright?
In the meantime, he would have a colt killed, and cut up for travelling provisions.