- The young of the equine genus or horse kind of animals; -- sometimes distinctively applied to the male, filly being the female. Cf. Foal.
- A young, foolish fellow.
- A short knotted rope formerly used as an instrument of punishment in the navy.
Note: ☞ 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.
Etymology: OE. colt a young horse, ass, or camel, AS. colt; cf. dial. Sw. kullt a boy, lad