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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.]
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[ˈtrɒtɪŋ] N (Sport) → trote m
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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.
'Dinner-time, eh!' said Toby, trotting up and down before the church.
'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.
Tregaron Races, at Dol-yr-ychain Farm, is one of Britain's biggest trotting meetings, attracting 300 race horses and 20,000 visitors.
Pat Hughes's seven-year-old is a Sunday seeker, having won at Tralee last weekend after trotting up the previous Sabbath at Navan.
The police had reportedly made the finding in a trailer that had been parked near the trotting track.
Next in line came Just James, which triumphed at 16-1 for The Three Cs, Bedworth RFU Firsts and Coton's Colts, with Cairns also trotting up at 12-1 for Ann's Angel and Rip Van Winkle.