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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ And now the child watched Ben slowly lay down the half-eaten trotter and hold up both hands before his large face.
▪ Brawn would be made from the trotters and the ears, and then there was the head.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Trotter \Trot"ter\, n.

  1. One that trots; especially, a horse trained to be driven in trotting matches.

  2. The foot of an animal, especially that of a sheep; also, humorously, the human foot.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c. as a type of horse; agent noun from trot (v.). Meaning "foot of a quadruped" is from 1520s. Related: Trotters.


n. A horse trained for harness racing(w Harness racing W).

  1. n. foot of a pig or sheep especially one used as food

  2. a horse trained to trot; especially a horse trained for harness racing [syn: trotting horse]


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Usage examples of "trotter".

Querida thought as Bertha was pushed aside and Querida found herself lying on the ground being punched by hard trotters galloping across her.

The old count had money enough that year, as all his estates had been remortgaged, and so Nicholas, acquiring a trotter of his own, very stylish riding breeches of the latest cut, such as no one else yet had in Moscow, and boots of the latest fashion, with extremely pointed toes and small silver spurs, passed his time very gaily.

Fox Trotter and a rich chocolate brown with a darker mane and tail, now matted with cockleburs and beggar-lice.

When, in the summer of 1903, Washington spoke to an audience of two thousand at a Boston church, Trotter and his supporters prepared nine provocative questions, which caused a commotion and led to fistfights.

Assuming not even Tankie Trotter would expect him to crash through it, he brought the Riley to a halt.

There were horses there all the same, exercising on the track, and even one or two trotters pulling sulkies.

My own nose twitched a bit over the unusually piercing stink of ammonia, but the trotters seemed none the worse for it.

Trotter, Sir Gilbert Blane, and others of the English navy and army, it is evident that the scorbutic condition of the system, especially in crowded ships and camps, is most favorable to the origin and spread of foul ulcers and hospital gangrene.

Sheb, who would be happy to go on drawing breath for another thousand years if the gods so allowed, quit his piano-bench at once, and went to the bar to help Stanley and Pettie the Trotter serve up the booze.

She lost sight of Cleg Trotter, and when she saw him again his father's arm was around his shoulder, and the two great bear-size men were talking head-to-head.

For example, an attempt to run away from the sect would be easily curtailed by replacing legs with trotters.

Among them I remember a double set of pigs' trotters, a huge pin-cushion, half a bushel or so of apples, a pair of jet earrings, some Spanish onions, a box of dominoes, a canary bird and cage, and a leg of pickled pork.

The objective for Bamboo was to get Xingyu Baibing back into the Chinese capital, and I was in possession of the mask and the critical information that Trotter wanted from me, but my chances of taking Xingyu even as far as Gonggar airport were appallingly thin - all right, yes, grab him if I could and run the gauntlet with him through the streets and try to keep him buried somewhere in a cellar or a cave until we had to keep the rendezvous with the bomber, hell or high water, so forth, but that could simply be an act of braggadocio, of professional vanity.

He attached the short extension cable to the lower pulley of the Trotter MG2100 total fitness machine.

But look at what the Harlem Globe Trotters have done for their race.