from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A young pig just after weaning.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A young, newly-weaned pig.
- n. A geep, a sheep-goat hybrid (whether artificially produced or the result of animals from these species naturally intermating).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A young hog. Same as shote.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See shote.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a young pig
It appears, by the way, that there is a saying in the Eastern Thorps: I know a shoat from a sheepdog.
The shoat was a large pig now, but travel had kept him thin.
(Oxford English Dictionary) [28.2] A shoat is a weaned pig under a year old.
Egmont-Lavretzki, who until this had been very successfully imitating now a shoat which is being put into a bag, now the altercation of a cat with a dog, was beginning little by little to wilt and droop.
A roasted "shoat" graced each end of the board, a side of bacon the centre, while salted beef, cut in thin slices, with pickles and cheese, constituted the side-dishes.
On a weanling shoat he'd earlier noticed rooting among the fallen apples beneath this favorite of all his trees.
Pork and pinot is a divine combo, and this biodynamic wine shined with the shoat and its stuffing.
There was much commotion, the men pointing out the game and shouting excitedly, "See the wild boar!" otherwise I should not have known what was up, but now, looking in the indicated direction, I saw scudding over the plain what appeared to me to be nothing but a halfgrown black pig, or shoat.
They gave out a sound similar to that of a young shoat, in the act of sucking.
“Even further to you getting set to pitch her into a gorge like a shoat dead of the hog cholera.”