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(Zoology) (intr) (of a rutting buck) to call or bellow
[C17: probably related to Old French trout, trut, a cry used by hunters to urge on the dogs]
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Past participle: troated
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|Verb||1.||troat - emit a cry intended to attract other animals; used especially of animals at rutting time|
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