stot

stot

[stot]
noun
1.
a springing gait of certain bovids, as gazelles and antelopes, used especially when running in alarm from a predator.
verb (used without object), stotted, stotting.
2.
to run with such a gait.

Origin:
special use of Scots, N England dialect stot bound, go by leaps, bounce; perhaps akin to Middle English stuten to stutter

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stot1 (stɒt)
 
n
1.  a bullock
2.  a castrated male ox
 
[Old English]

stot2 (stɒt, stot)
 
vb , stots, stotting, stotted
1.  to bounce or cause to bounce
2.  (intr) Also: stotter to stagger
 
[of obscure origin]

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