from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A horse that trots, especially one trained for harness racing.
  • n. Informal A foot, especially the foot of a pig or sheep prepared as food.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A horse trained for harness racing.
  • n. The foot of a pig or sheep.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One that trots; especially, a horse trained to be driven in trotting matches.
  • n. The foot of an animal, especially that of a sheep; also, humorously, the human foot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which trots; specifically, a trotting horse, especially one of a breed of horses noted for speed in trotting.
  • n. A foot.
  • n. The human foot.
  • n. The foot of an animal used for food: as, pigs' trotters; sheep's trotters.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. foot of a pig or sheep especially one used as food
  • n. a horse trained to trot; especially a horse trained for harness racing


trot +‎ -er (Wiktionary)



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  • See also Beilby's ball.

    September 9, 2008

  • "Feet. To shake one's trotters at Bilby's ball, where the sheriff pays the fiddlers: perhaps the Bilboes ball, i.e. the ball of fetters: fetters and stocks were anciently called the bilboes."
    - Francis Grose, 'The Vulgar Tongue'.

    September 9, 2008