Webster 1913 Edition
colta young horse, ass, or camel, AS.
colt; cf. dial. Sw.
kullta boy, lad.]
The young of the equine genus or horse kind of animals; – sometimes distinctively applied to the male,
fillybeing the female. Cf.
☞ 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.
A young, foolish fellow.
A short knotted rope formerly used as an instrument of punishment in the navy.
Ham. Nav. Encyc.
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.”
To have a colt's tooth,
to be wanton.
To frisk or frolic like a colt; to act licentiously or wantonly.
They shook off their bridles and began to
To horse; to get with young.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The young of the equine genus of animals or horse kind. In America, colt is equally applied to the male or female, and this is unquestionable correct. The male is called a house-colt, and the female is called a filly.
2.A young foolish fellow; a person without experience or stability.