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colt 1

Syllabification: colt

noun

A young, uncastrated male horse, in particular one less than four years old.
Example sentences
  • The total number of horses - 2,668 colts, 2,440 fillies, and two geldings - is 219 more than last year's previous record of 4,891.
  • The card is highlighted by a pair of stakes of $75,000 stakes for older fillies and mares and for older colts and geldings.
  • I thought her performance was excellent, better than anything she had achieved before, since she was taking on colts and older horses for the first time.

Origin

Old English; perhaps related to Swedish kult, applied to boys or half-grown animals.

Words that rhyme with colt

bolt, dolt, holt, jolt, moult (US molt), poult, smolt, volt

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Colt 2 Syllabification: Colt

noun

trademark
A type of revolver.
Example sentences
  • The problem is found in discerning which Colts are black powder guns and which are smokeless.
  • I always had the feeling the flintlock had a much slower lock time than the Colt cap and ball revolver.
  • The sheriff had a shotgun in one hand and a Colt revolver in the other.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from the name of the US inventor and firearms manufacturer Samuel Colt ( 1814–62).

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