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dogtrot

[dawg-trot, dog-] /ˈdɔgˌtrɒt, ˈdɒg-/
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
1655-1665
1655-65; dog + trot
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Examples for dogtrot
  • Alabamians once sought relief from the heat of dog days on the open breezeway of a dogtrot house.
  • The principal west elevation is visually divided into seven bays with the center bay an open dogtrot.
  • Later, the dogtrot was enclosed and a two story ell was added to the rear.
  • As the family grew, two rooms were added, with a dogtrot or breezeway in between to cool the place in hot weather.
British Dictionary definitions for dogtrot

dogtrot

/ˈdɒɡˌtrɒt/
noun
1.
a gently paced trot
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