Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An inferior horse.
  • n. An ox or bull.
  • n. A heifer.
  • n. A bounce or rebound; a leap.
  • v. To bounce, rebound or ricochet.
  • v. To make bounce, rebound or ricochet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A horse.
  • n. A young bull or ox, especially one three years old.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A horse; a stallion.
  • n. A young ox; a steer.
  • n. A weasel; a stoat. See cut under stoat.
  • To stumble; walk irregularly; bounce in walking. Compare stoit.
  • To rebound, as a ball.

Etymologies

From Old English stot, stotte ("a hack, jade, or worthless horse"), in turn from Old Norse stútr. Compare Swedish stut ("a bull"), Danish stud ("an ox"). Confer stoat. (Wiktionary)
Possibly from Proto-Germanic compare Old Norse stauta. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Coming up on today's program, a possible bright stot in the economy.

    CNN Transcript Mar 16, 2008

  • JACK CAFFERTY, CNN ANCHOR: Let me just go back here to this flood stot story.

    CNN Transcript Jan 13, 2005

  • Waverley only showed that he did not understand the state of the country, and of the political parties which divided it; and, standing matters as they did with Fergus Mac – Ivor Vich Ian Vohr, the Baron would make no concession to him, were it, he said, ‘to procure restitution in integrum of every stirk and stot that the chief, his forefathers, and his clan, had stolen since the days of Malcolm Canmore.’

    Waverley

  • “And leave us neither stirk nor stot,” said the youngest brother, who now entered, “nor sheep nor lamb, nor aught that eats grass and corn.”

    The Black Dwarf

  • (AR-uh-stot-l) One of the greatest ancient Greek philosophers, with a large influence on subsequent Western thought.

    Aristotle

  • One of the lambs began to stot, bouncing on stiff legs with its nose almost touching its bunched hoofs.

    Warlock

  • And he lifted up a rung big eneuch to fell a stot, and let flee at the monkey; but Nosey was ower quick for him, and jumping aside, he lichted on a shelf before ane could say Jock Robinson.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 275, September 29, 1827

  • "I said I had a name for the thing; but they were no friends of mine who gave me the credit, and I never stole stot or quey in all my life."

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

  • Freud would say that in this way I was releasing sex energy, but I think that the infantile sense of power was at the root of my cruelty; here was I, a wee boy, controlling a big heavy stot.

    A Dominie in Doubt

  • It’s neither your stot nor your staig I shall crave,

    Song-Kellyburn Braes

Comments

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  • Pro, did anyone tell you that the default dictionary in Microsoft Office is a dodo-head?

    April 14, 2010

  • The default dictionary in Microsoft Office does not recognize this as a correct English word.

    April 14, 2010

  • The problem is that pronk is the first word that I free-associate with stot. While I am thrilled that both words made it on the list, I see an endless loop up ahead. Somebody else needs to take the reigns.

    February 12, 2008

  • Really, how could I free-associate any other word with pronk? ;-)

    February 12, 2008

  • Oh, it's practically onomatopoeic, isn't it?

    July 11, 2007

  • Ooh, ooh, another animaly verb!

    July 10, 2007