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trotter

[trot-er] /ˈtrɒt ər/
noun
1.
an animal that trots, especially a horse bred and trained for harness racing.
2.
a person who moves about briskly and constantly.
3.
the foot of an animal, especially of a sheep or pig, used as food.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see trot1, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for trotter

trotter

/ˈtrɒtə/
noun
1.
a person or animal that trots, esp a horse that is specially trained to trot fast
2.
(usually pl) the foot of certain animals, esp of pigs
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Word Origin and History for trotter
n.

late 14c. as a type of horse; agent noun from trot (v.). Meaning "foot of a quadruped" is from 1520s.

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