I. noun Date: 15th century 1. a quick easy gait suggesting that of a dog 2. chiefly Southern & Midland a roofed passage similar to a breezeway; especially one connecting two parts of a cabin II. intransitive verb Date: circa 1900 to move or progress at a dogtrot

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  • dogtrot — [dôg′trät΄] n. 1. a slow, easy trot, like a dog s ☆ 2. Chiefly South a covered passageway between two parts of a building …   English World dictionary

  • dogtrot — n. a gentle easy trot. * * * noun a steady trot like that of a dog • Hypernyms: ↑jog, ↑trot, ↑lope * * * I. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: dog (I) + trot …   Useful english dictionary

  • dogtrot — /dawg trot , dog /, n., v., dogtrotted, dogtrotting. n. 1. a gentle trot, like that of a dog. 2. South Midland and Southern U.S. a covered passage or porch linking two parts of a house; breezeway. v.i. 3. to go or move at a gentle trot or a… …   Universalium

  • dogtrot — dog•trot [[t]ˈdɔgˌtrɒt, ˈdɒg [/t]] n., v. trot•ted, trot•ting. 1) a gentle trot, like that of a dog 2) dial. Southern U.S. breezeway 3) dial. to go at a dogtrot • Etymology: 1655–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • dogtrot — /ˈdɒgtrɒt/ (say dogtrot) noun a gentle trot, like that of a dog …   Australian English dictionary

  • dogtrot — noun a) A steady trotting motion similar to that of a dog. b) (Southern US) A breezeway; i.e., a structure with a roof and open sides that connects two buildings …   Wiktionary

  • dogtrot — Synonyms and related words: amble, andante, burst, burst of speed, canter, claudicate, claudication, crawl, creep, dash, dead march, dead run, drag, drag along, drag out, flank speed, flat out speed, footpace, forced draft, full gallop, funeral… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dogtrot — n. gentle relaxed trot …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dogtrot — noun a gentle easy trot …   English new terms dictionary

  • Dogtrot house — The Autrey House (c. 1849), a typical one story hewn log dogtrot in Dubach, Louisiana. On the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) …   Wikipedia

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