What is trot?

  • (verb): Run at a moderately swift pace.
    Synonyms: jog, clip
    See also — Additional definitions below


The trot is a two-beat diagonal gait of the horse where the diagonal pairs of legs move forward at the same time with a moment of suspension between each beat. It has a wide variation in possible speeds, but averages about 8 miles per hour (13 km/h). A very slow trot is sometimes referred to as a jog. An extremely fast trot has no special name, but in harness racing, the trot of a Standardbred is faster than the gallop of the average non-racehorse.From the standpoint of the balance of the horse, the trot is a very stable gait and does not require the horse to make major balancing motions with its head and neck.

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More definitions of "trot":

  • (noun): A slow pace of running.
    Synonyms: jog, lope
  • (verb): Ride at a trot.
  • (verb): Cause to trot.
    Example: "She trotted the horse home"
  • (noun): A literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly).
    Synonyms: pony, crib
  • (noun): Radicals who support Trotsky's theory that socialism must be established throughout the world by continuing revolution.
    Synonyms: Trotskyite, Trotskyist
  • (noun): A gait faster than a walk; diagonally opposite legs strike the ground together.