trot

trot
trot1
/trot/, v., trotted, trotting, n.
v.i.
1. (of a horse) to go at a gait between a walk and a run, in which the legs move in diagonal pairs, but not quite simultaneously, so that when the movement is slow one foot at least is always on the ground, and when fast all four feet are momentarily off the ground at once.
2. to go at a quick, steady pace; move briskly; bustle; hurry.
v.t.
3. to cause to trot.
4. to ride (a horse) at a trot.
5. to lead at a trot.
6. to travel over by trotting: to spend the day trotting the country byways.
7. to execute by trotting.
8. trot out, Informal.
a. to bring forward for inspection.
b. to bring to the attention of; introduce; submit: He trots out his old jokes at every party.
n.
9. the gait of a horse, dog, or other quadruped, when trotting.
10. the sound made by an animal when trotting.
11. the jogging gait of a human being, between a walk and a run.
12. Harness Racing. a race for trotters.
13. brisk, continuous movement or activity: I've been on the trot all afternoon.
14. Disparaging. an old woman.
15. Slang. a literal translation used illicitly in doing schoolwork; crib; pony.
16. the trots, Informal. diarrhea.
17. Informal. a toddling child.
[1250-1300; (v.) ME trotten < MF troter < Gmc; akin to OHG trotton to tread, whence MHG trotten to run; (n.) ME < MF, deriv. of troter]
trot2
/trot/, n.
1. a trotline.
2. a short line with hooks, attached to the trotline.
[1880-85; short for TROTLINE]

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▪ animal locomotion
      two-beat gait of a horse in which the feet are lifted and strike the ground in diagonal pairs—the right hind and left fore almost simultaneously; then the left hind and right fore. As the horse springs from one pair of legs to the other, twice in each stride all of its legs are off the ground at once.

      A rider astride a trotting horse either sits in the saddle and is bumped as the horse springs, or rises to the trot, to allow more weight to bear on the stirrups when one or the other of the diagonal pairs of legs leaves the ground. This latter action, termed posting, reduces the impact of the trot on rider and horse. Trotters are also tried in harness racing.

      An extended trot, unlike a collected gait, allows the head and neck of the horse to extend forward. The passage, or elevated trot, and the piaffer, or trot in place, are variations of the three-gaited or collected trot.

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