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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.
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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(tr, adverb) informal to bring forward, as for approbation or admiration, esp repeatedly: he trots out the same excuses every time.
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|Verb||1.||trot out - bring out and show for inspection and admiration; "His novel trots out a rich heiress"; "always able to trot out some new excuse"|
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