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colt

[kohlt] /koʊlt/
noun
1.
a young male animal of the horse family.
2.
a male horse of not more than four years of age.
3.
a young or inexperienced person.
Origin of colt
dialectal Swedish
1000
before 1000; Middle English, Old English; compare dialectal Swedish kult little pig

Colt

[kohlt] /koʊlt/
Trademark.
1.
a brand of revolver.

Colt

[kohlt] /koʊlt/
noun
1.
Samuel, 1814–62, U.S. inventor of the Colt revolver.
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  • My father put his colt into his pocket, and went to unlock the door.

    Poor Jack Frederick Marryat
  • For the gun Andy had his colt in the holster, and he knew it like his own mind.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • He swept up to them, his hair stirred by the breeze and his right hand resting on the butt of his colt.

    Hopalong Cassidy Clarence E. Mulford
  • The colt's ready and this weather suits him down to the ground.

    Old Man Curry Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
  • Hoofbeats were coming towards the house and Hopalong peered out into the darkness to see who it was, his colt ready.

    Hopalong Cassidy Clarence E. Mulford
British Dictionary definitions for colt

colt

/kəʊlt/
noun
1.
a male horse or pony under the age of four
2.
an awkward or inexperienced young person
3.
(sport)
  1. a young and inexperienced player
  2. a member of a junior team
Word Origin
Old English colt young ass, of obscure origin; compare Swedish dialect kult young animal, boy

Colt

/kəʊlt/
noun
1.
trademark a type of revolver, pistol, etc
Word Origin
C19: named after Samuel Colt (1814–62), American inventor
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Word Origin and History for colt
n.

Old English colt "colt," originally "young ass," in Biblical translations also used for "young camel," perhaps from Proto-Germanic *kultaz (cf. Swedish dialectal kult "young boar, piglet; boy," Danish kuld "offspring, brood") and akin to child. Applied to persons from early 13c.

COLT'S TOOTH An old fellow who marries, or keeps a young girl, is ſaid to have a colt's tooth in his head. ["Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," 1796]

Colt

n.

type of revolver, 1838, originally the manufacture of U.S. gunsmith Samuel Colt (1814-1862).

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