The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Trot \Trot\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Trotted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Trotting.] [OE. trotten, OF. troter, F. trotter; probably
of Teutonic origin, and akin to E. tread; cf. OHG. trott?n to
tread. See Tread.]
1. To proceed by a certain gait peculiar to quadrupeds; to
ride or drive at a trot. See Trot, n.
2. Fig.: To run; to jog; to hurry.
He that rises late must trot all day, and will
scarcely overtake his business at night. --Franklin.