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Definition of "trotter" [trot•ter]

  • A horse that trots, especially one trained for harness racing. (noun)
  • Informal A foot, especially the foot of a pig or sheep prepared as food. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "trotter" in a sentence
  • "Boning a trotter is the ultimate testament to how you value your truffles, good work."
  • "Bruni recounts the plethora of pork belly on the app menu ( "pork belly with kimchi in an Asian preparation" or "house-smoked pork belly with lentils") then noted the pig-plenty on the entrees list ( "a pork chop, pork ribs or a pork foot, also known as a trotter"), and even found a little piggy available for dessert ( "the house-made bacon chocolate crunch bar")."
  • "Benders and under limbs seem to have gone by the boards, along with other by-words of the period, such as trotter (as in the trotter of a chicken) and joint (for specificity at the dining table, one might ask for the first joint or second joint)."