Definition of trot noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//trɒt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//trɑːt//
    Equine sports
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  1. 1[singular] a trotting speed, taking short quick steps The horse slowed to a trot. The girl broke into a trot and disappeared around the corner. See related entries: Equine sports
  2. 2[countable] a period of trotting See related entries: Equine sports
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French trot (noun), troter (verb), from medieval Latin trottare, of Germanic origin.Extra examples We set off at a fast trot. When the horses reached the field they broke into a brisk trot. She moved at a brisk trot. She slowed her horse to a trot.Idioms
      on the trot (British English, informal)
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    1. 1one after the other synonym succession They've now won three games on the trot.
    2. 2busy all the time I've been on the trot all day.
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