Colt, v. t. 1.
To horse; to get with young. Shak.
2. To befool. [Obs.]
Colt (?; 110), v. i. To frisk
or frolic like a colt; to act licentiously or wantonly.
They shook off their bridles and began to
Colt (?; 110), n. [OE. colt
a young horse, ass, or camel, AS. colt; cf. dial. Sw.
kullt a boy, lad.] 1. The young of
the equine genus or horse kind of animals; -- sometimes
distinctively applied to the male, filly being the female.
☞ In sporting circles it is usual to reckon the age of
colts from some arbitrary date, as from January 1, or May 1, next
preceding the birth of the animal.
2. A young, foolish fellow.
3. A short knotted rope formerly used as
an instrument of punishment in the navy. Ham. Nav.
Colt's tooth, an imperfect or
superfluous tooth in young horses. -- To cast one's
colt's tooth, to cease from youthful
wantonness. "Your colt's tooth is not cast yet."
Shak. -- To have a colt's tooth, to
be wanton. Chaucer.