trotter

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trot +‎ -er

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trotter (plural trotters)

  1. A horse trained for harness racingW.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, The Celebrity:
      The Celebrity, by arts unknown, induced Mrs. Judge Short and two other ladies to call at Mohair on an afternoon when Mr. Cooke was trying a trotter on the track. The three returned wondering and charmed with Mrs. Cooke; they were sure she had had no hand in the furnishing of that atrocious house.
  2. The foot of a pig or sheep.
    • 1945, George Orwell, Animal Farm, chapter 6
      Finally Napoleon raised his trotter for silence and announced that he had already made all the arrangements.

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From Middle French trotter, from Old French trotter, troter (to go, trot), from Medieval Latin *trottāre, *trotāre (to go), from Frankish *trottōn (to go, run), from Proto-Germanic *trudōną, *trudaną, *tradjaną (to go, step, tread), from Proto-Indo-European *dreu-, *derə-, *drā- (to run, escape). Cognates: see English trot. More at tread.

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trotter

  1. (usually of a horse) to trot

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