Colt

Definition of Colt

Pronunciation: kōlt; 110
n.1.The young of the equine genus or horse kind of animals; - sometimes distinctively applied to the male, filly being the female. Cf. Foal.
2.A young, foolish fellow.
3.A short knotted rope formerly used as an instrument of punishment in the navy.
Colt's tooth
an imperfect or superfluous tooth in young horses.
To cast one's colt's tooth
to cease from youthful wantonness.
To have a colt's tooth
to be wanton.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To frisk or frolic like a colt; to act licentiously or wantonly.
They shook off their bridles and began to colt.
- Spenser.
v. t.1.To horse; to get with young.
2.To befool.

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