(archaic, disparaging) An ugly old woman, a hag.
(chiefly, of horses) A gait of a four-legged animal between walk and canter, a diagonal gait (in which diagonally opposite pairs of legs move together).
* 2000 , Margaret H. Bonham, Introduction to: Dog Agility ,
Trot”, entry in 2008 , Anatolij Simonovi? Liberman, An Analytic Dictionary of English Etymology: An Introduction , page 208.
* 2008 , Kenneth W. Hinchcliff, Andris J. Kaneps, Raymond J. Geor, Equine Exercise Physiology: The Science of Exercise in the Athletic Horse , Elsevier,
- Dogs have a variety of gaits. Most dogs have the walk, trot , pace, and gallop.
* 2009 , Gordon Wright, George H. Morris, Learning To Ride, Hunt, And Show ,
- The toelt is comfortable for the rider because the amplitude of the dorsoventral displacement is lower than at the trot'.The slow '''trot''' is a two-beat symmetric diagonal gait. Among the normal variations of the '''trot''' of saddle horses, the speed of the gait increases from collected to extended ' trot .
A gait of a person faster than a walk.
- To assume the correct position for the posting trot', first walk, with the body inclined forward in a posting position. Then put the horse into a slow or sitting '''trot at six miles an hour. ''Do not post.
* 1855 , '', 1869, ''The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray'', Volume V: ''The Newcomes, Volume I ,
(obsolete) A young animal.
- but Ethel romped with the little children — the rosy little trots — and took them on her knees, and told them a thousand stories.
(dance) A moderately rapid dance.
(Australia, obsolete) A succession of heads thrown in a game of two-up.
A run of luck or fortune.
* 1994 , Noel Virtue, Sandspit Crossing ,
- He?s had a good trot , but his luck will end soon.
* 2004 , John Mosig, Ric Fallu, Australian Fish Farmer: A Practical Guide to Aquaculture , 2nd Edition,
- It was to be a hugely special occasion, for apart from the picture shows at the Majestic, there was usually nothing at all going on in Sandspit to make anyone think they were on a good trot living there.
- Should he or she be having a bad trot , the exchange rate will be higher than normal.
* (gait of an animal between walk and canter)
* (ugly old woman) See
* (gait of a person faster than a walk) jog
* on the trot
* turkey trot
To walk rapidly.
(of a horse) To move at a gait between a walk and a canter.
To cause to move, as a horse or other animal, in the pace called a trot; to cause to run without galloping or cantering.
* hot to trot
* (to walk rapidly) jog, pace
** See also ,
From (etyl) bouger.
* budg (obsolete)
- I’ve been pushing this rock as hard as I can, but it won’t budge an inch.
* 2014 , Jacob Steinberg, "
- I'll not budge an inch, boy.
Wigan shock Manchester City in FA Cup again to reach semi-finals", The Guardian , 9 March 2014:
- Yet goals in either half from Jordi Gómez and James Perch inspired them and then, in the face of a relentless City onslaught, they simply would not budge , throwing heart, body and soul in the way of a ball which seemed destined for their net on several occasions.
To yield in one’s opinions or beliefs.
- I’ve been pushing this rock as hard as I can, but I can’t budge it.
To try to improve the spot of a decision on a sports field.
- The Minister for Finance refused to budge on the new economic rules.
* budge up
(obsolete) Brisk; stirring; jocund.
From (etyl) .
A kind of fur prepared from lambskin dressed with the wool on, formerly used as an edging and ornament, especially on scholastic habits.
- They are become so liberal, as to part freely with their own budge -gowns from off their backs.
(obsolete) austere or stiff, like scholastics
- Those budge doctors of the stoic fur.
* budge bachelor
* budge barrel