Samuel Colt

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

Colt (kəʊlt)
 
n
trademark a type of revolver, pistol, etc
 
[C19: named after Samuel Colt (1814--62), American inventor]

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colt
O.E. colt, originally "young ass," in Biblical translations also used for "young camel," probably from P.Gmc. *kultaz and akin to child. Applied to persons from early 13c. The type of revolver (1838) was originally the manufacture of U.S. gunsmith Samuel Colt (1814-1862).
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