Definition of Colt in English:

Colt

noun

trademark
  • A type of revolver.

    • ‘The sheriff had a shotgun in one hand and a Colt revolver in the other.’
    • ‘It resembles many of the English revolvers more closely than the Colts and Remingtons.’
    • ‘The problem is found in discerning which Colts are black powder guns and which are smokeless.’
    • ‘The US forces retained the Colt automatic which had been in use since 1911.’
    • ‘I always had the feeling the flintlock had a much slower lock time than the Colt cap and ball revolver.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

Colt

/kəʊlt/

Definition of colt in English:

colt

noun

  • 1A young uncastrated male horse, in particular one less than four years old.

    • ‘He changes the notion of kingship by riding on a colt rather than a horse.’
    • ‘Any colt or filly who wins a Classic is likely to be much sought after as a stallion or brood mare.’
    • ‘The card is highlighted by a pair of stakes of $75,000 stakes for older fillies and mares and for older colts and geldings.’
    • ‘Two colts brought the joint highest price for a male on the day of $525,000.’
    • ‘I visited her whenever I was able, and helped deliver her foals, splendid colts and fillies, who, in their own careers, bore the greatest soldiers of the age on their mightiest campaigns.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Male colts become reproductively active at approximately five years.’
    • ‘We always wanted young horses but we never had any colts before, so we started getting into it.’
    • ‘The allotment includes 12 fillies and eight colts, many with ties to American racing.’
    • ‘She pressed her hand against the forehead of a young colt, which whinnied in surprise and delight.’
    • ‘The colt reared and began galloping when other horses breezed past him.’
    • ‘I hated this time of year as the young colts or filly used to be brought to the forge to have something done to their feet.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The brood mare section has classes for sport horses, filly and colts, foals, Irish Draught mares, Irish Draught filly foal qualifiers and Irish Sport horse foal qualifier.’
    • ‘My fondest memory at our farm was watching my brother training the young colts in the paddock in the summer days while I sat on the fence nearby.’
    • ‘The colt, now aged four, has embarked on what is already a successful stud career.’
    • ‘Recently, a young colt died as a direct result of eating grass cuttings discarded in his field.’
    • ‘Most times he was starting colts and fixing problem horses, inevitably winding up being the resident horse guy.’
    • ‘The colt began picking off horses but soon ran out of running room on the inside.’
    • ‘For example, a young colt will turn to put his primary line in line with yours and he'll raise his head to grow taller and get a good look.’
    1. 1.1British A member of a junior sports team.
      ‘England Colts’
      • ‘The whole team's work rate and tackling were exceptional and made what was potentially a tricky divisional quarter-final tie into a showcase of junior colts rugby at its best.’
      • ‘His proud dad- who now coaches Romford Hockey Club's colts team - said competing in the national championships would offer the whole team a great chance to shine in front of the watching England selectors.’
      • ‘North Fremantle is looking to field two colts teams in next year's amateur competition so the future is looking as bright as the past.’
      • ‘The grandson of an East Fremantle player played just one colts game for the Sharks prior to being drafted at 10 in 1999 by Hawthorn.’
      • ‘He was the captain of the state's colts team in 1996-97 and 1997-98, and also toured Zimbabwe with an Australian Academy team in 1998-99.’
      • ‘He said the club already catered for 200 juniors on Sundays and ran three or four senior sides in addition to two colts teams.’
      • ‘She is a qualified coach and umpire who has helped develop an impressive number of pupils from the school who play in the colts teams at Ealing, Brentham, Perivale and Wembley cricket clubs.’
      • ‘Both are products of the Ilkley mini, junior and colts sections.’
      • ‘The 17-year-old polled five votes in the colts competition's fairest and best award, the Jack Clarke Medal, and was a member of East Fremantle's colts premiership team.’
      • ‘We have seen players drop catches that children catch in the playground, make fielding errors that would have the coach of a colts side roaring in fury.’
      • ‘All three have come up through the county sides, the boys, the colts and the full county teams.’
      • ‘Further proof of the success of the junior and colts hockey programme at Ben Rhydding Hockey Club is the selection of two boys for the North East of England.’
      • ‘The match will be between seniors, colts and juniors for the Alec Armstrong Memorial Shield.’
      • ‘The qualification for some of those games is that the provincial teams were missing All Blacks, New Zealand colts and sevens players, and had very little time together to prepare.’
      • ‘Both came through the superb colts section at the Ilkley-based club where up to 80 girls train on a Wednesday night and a similar number of boys on a Friday night.’
      • ‘The colts that constitute the ‘A’ team and representing the quintessence of the second line talent waiting for national recognition should strive to match the deeds of their predecessors.’
      • ‘He was always a great supporter of the club and supported cricket right down to the colts, the youth team.’
      • ‘The draw for the first game (North Divisional quarter-finals) will take place on Sunday, when the colts are due to travel to Leigh on Sunday to complete the league season.’
      • ‘On some days he would play a colts ' match in the morning and then be driven by his father to a club match in the afternoon - anything to play and have a bat.’
      • ‘I made the league team at 18 and then kicked three goals in the colts grand final and I felt pretty good about myself.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

colt

/kəʊlt/