dog-trot

dogtrot

[dawg-trot, dog-]
noun
1.
a gentle trot, like that of a dog.
2.
South Midland and Southern U.S. a covered passage or porch linking two parts of a house; breezeway.
verb (used without object), dogtrotted, dogtrotting.
3.
to go or move at a gentle trot or a dogtrot.

Origin:
1655–65; dog + trot

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dogtrot (ˈdɒɡˌtrɒt)
 
n
a gently paced trot

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