Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A steady trot like that of a dog.
  • noun Chiefly Southern US A roofed passage between two parts of a structure.
  • intransitive verb To move at a steady trot.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A steady trotting motion similar to that of a dog.
  • noun Southern US A breezeway, open passageway, or open hallway between two sections of a house.
  • noun Southern US A type of house with an open breezeway or hallway between two sections of a house.
  • verb To move at the pace of a dogtrot
  • adjective Southern US The design or form of house with an open breezeway or hallway between two sections of a house

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a steady trot like that of a dog

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Examples

  • Guests will be given a map and allowed to drive back to the reproduction two-room "dogtrot" - style log cabin to see what life was like during the pre-Civil War and Civil War eras.

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  • His solution in many cases is to borrow a long-extinct local style from the 1800s called the "dogtrot house," which features a long breezeway in the middle.

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  • One solution is to borrow a long-extinct local style from the 1800s called the "dogtrot house," which features a long breezeway in the middle.

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  • The house itself is split, in the style of old Texas ranch houses, with a breezeway—or what they used to call a dogtrot—running through the center.

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  • The house itself is split, in the style of old Texas ranch houses, with a breezeway—or what they used to call a dogtrot—running through the center.

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  • Coupled with a "dogtrot" design (a house divided down the middle by an open-air corridor, again to allow a breeze to flow through), these were methods of staying cool.

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  • Once inside, we stood grouped in the large dogtrot hall waiting for the party to begin.

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  • Once inside, we stood grouped in the large dogtrot hall waiting for the party to begin.

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  • They went at a dogtrot, along well-kept trails, under cool leaves; they halted a few minutes at a time when it seemed indicated; but toward the end men lurched along in each other's arms.

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