• WordNet 3.6
    • n trotter a horse trained to trot; especially a horse trained for harness racing
    • n trotter foot of a pig or sheep especially one used as food
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Trotter One that trots; especially, a horse trained to be driven in trotting matches.
    • Trotter The foot of an animal, especially that of a sheep; also, humorously, the human foot.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n trotter One who or that which trots; specifically, a trotting horse, especially one of a breed of horses noted for speed in trotting. A great part of the best trotters in the United States (where the breed has been brought to perfection) are descended through Hambletonian from the English thoroughbred Messenger. The mile record is now (1895) held by Alix, which in 1894 at Galesburg, Ill., trotted a mile in 2 minutes 3¾ seconds. On the race-track trotters are driven in light skeleton wagons called sulkies. See trot, n., 2.
    • n trotter A foot.
    • n trotter The human foot.
    • n trotter The foot of an animal used for food: as, pigs' trotters; sheep's trotters.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Trotter one that trots: a trotting-horse: the foot of an animal, as a sheep:
    • ns Trotter (slang) the human foot
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. trotter, troter—Low L. trotāre, to go; prob. from Old High Ger. trottōn, freq. of tretan, to tread.


In literature:

Them Westerners, you know, is reg'lar globe-trotters.
"Elsie Marley, Honey" by Joslyn Gray
I doffed my hat to the wondrous horse, the fast trotter, the best in mother England; and I too drew a deep ah!
"Lavengro The Scholar - The Gypsy - The Priest, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by George Borrow
I doffed my hat to the wondrous horse, the fast trotter, the best in mother England; and I, too, drew a deep ah!
"Lavengro The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest" by George Borrow
In trotters the accident generally happens when the animal breaks from a trot to a run.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Axtell, the trotter, in his day held both the two-year-old and the three-year-old record.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
Like Ulysses, he knew men and cities, and appeared to have travelled as much as that famous globe-trotter.
"The Bishop's Secret" by Fergus Hume
Wooden feet, simulating our own honest trotters, wear our shoes and keep them from wrinkling.
"The Perfect Gentleman" by Ralph Bergengren
He bred, raised, trained and drove several trotters that made world's records.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Miss Trotter always walks both ways, if it's ever so wet.
"Miss Mackenzie" by Anthony Trollope
A Trotter and a Massinger, i.e.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley

In poetry:

Wall! de year go by, an' Louis leev'
Widout no work to do,
Rise w'en he lak on winter day,
Fin' all de snow is clear away,
No fuss, no not'ing, dere’s de sleigh
An' trotter waitin' too.
"The Devil" by William Henry Drummond
Suit o' clothes would have cos' a lot
An' ev'ryt'ing I dunno,
Trotter horse w'en he want to ride
Eatin' away on de barn outside,
Stan' all day if he’s never tied,
An' watch an' chain also.
"The Devil" by William Henry Drummond
My brother Jim sells stuff to eat
Like trotters, tripe and sausage meat.
I dare not by his window stop,
Lest he should offer me a chop;
For though a starving bard I be,
To hell, say I, with charity!
"My Brothers" by Robert W Service
The old log-house is standing filled with bins of corn and wheat,
And the cars they whistle past our cottage-home;
But my span of spanking trotters they are "just about" as fleet,
And I wouldn't give my farm to rule in Rome.
"The Pioneer" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
Hooraw for de black horse trotter! hooraw for de feller drive!
An' wan leetle cheer for Belzemire dat’s kipin' herse'f alive
Till Johnnie is bring de doctor, an' carry heem on de door
An' loosen heem out as sober as never he was before.
"Doctor Hilaire" by William Henry Drummond

In news:

Los Angeles County Sheriff's detectives arrested Kerry Trotter, 20, at his South Los Angeles home early Friday morning on suspicion of forcible rape .
So while Trotter's arrest came as a surprise, he joins a lengthening list of elected officials who have the opportunity to spend quality time with defense attorneys.
Paul Edmond Trotter , 72, of Hemet, died Oct 27, 2011, at Hemet Valley Medical Center.
Mr Trotter , who was born in Arkansas, lived in Hemet for six years.
The parents of Brittany Smith and John Trotter are pleased to announce the couple's engagement and upcoming wedding.
New questions surface for Donne Trotter .
State Sen Trotter charged with bringing gun on plane.
State Senator Trotter freed on bond after O'Hare gun case.
McNabb's ex-teammate Jeremiah Trotter was a guest on The Morning Show today and ripped into McNabb, saying the Eagles quarterback has never taken the blame when the team comes up short.
Charlie Trotter opened Charlie Trotter 's (Chicago) in 1987 with his father, Bob Trotter as his partner.
Chef Trotter did not come from a "food focused" family.
Articles by Paul Trotter .
Funeral services for John Trotter , 56, of Sweetwater, will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, Nov 27, at Broadway Baptist Church with Rev.
Even on a typical night in Charlie Trotter 's dining room, if a single detail was off, there were consequences.
T+L Reports: Charlie Trotter 's New Restaurants.

In science:

The result of Kierstead and Trotter, extended to the Strong Cycle Lemma, distinguishes the 0’s of a (k , qk + 1)-arrangement in a combinatorial fashion.
The bricklayer problem and the Strong Cycle Lemma
Suzuki-Trotter expansion to decompose e−i ˆH t into a product of two-site operators.
The Bose-Hubbard ground state: extended Bogoliubov and variational methods compared with time-evolving block decimation
Trotter: On the poset of al l posets on n elements.
On natural join of posets properties and first applications
Following Trotter [Tro62], let P be the free group on letters ρ1 , .., ρc , and let ψ : P ∗ F → F be the homomorphism such that ψ(ρi ) = ri and ψ(gj ) = gj .
A Second Order Algebraic Knot Concordance Group
Trotter [Tro62] gave explicit formulae, which we shall now exhibit, for a choice of diagonal chain approximation map on the 3-skeleton of a K (π , 1), given a presentation of π with a full set of identities.
A Second Order Algebraic Knot Concordance Group