trot

To trot is move faster than walking, but not quite at a full-out run. You might trot down the street when you hear the ice cream truck coming.

People can trot — as they do when they jog or do a slow run — and so can four-legged animals, especially horses. When you see a horse trot, you'll notice that its diagonally opposite legs move together, touching the ground at the same time. Trot is a Middle English word that comes from Old French, troter, "to trot or to go," which in turn has a Germanic root related to the word tread.

Primary Meanings of trot

1.
vn
ride at a trot
a gait faster than a walk; diagonally opposite legs strike the ground together
2.
n
a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly)
Full Definitions of trot
1

v ride at a trot

Type of:
ride horseback
ride on horseback

v run at a moderately swift pace

Synonyms:
clip, jog
Type of:
run
move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time

v cause to trot

“She trotted the horse home”
Type of:
walk
accompany or escort

n a gait faster than a walk; diagonally opposite legs strike the ground together

Types:
rising trot
the rider rises from the saddle every second stride
sitting trot
the rider sits still in the saddle
Type of:
gait
a horse's manner of moving

n a slow pace of running

Synonyms:
jog, lope
Types:
dogtrot
a steady trot like that of a dog
Type of:
locomotion, travel
self-propelled movement
2

n a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly)

Synonyms:
crib, pony
Type of:
interlingual rendition, rendering, translation, version
a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language

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