dogtrot (plural dogtrots)
- A steady trotting motion similar to that of a dog.
- (architecture, Southern US) A breezeway, open passageway, or open hallway between two sections of a house.
- 1970, Donald Harington, Lightning Bug:
- Old Billy Dill and his ugly wife and son are sitting together in the dogtrot.
- (architecture, Southern US) A type of house with an open breezeway or hallway between two sections of a house.
- 2007, Allen George Noble, Traditional Buildings: A Global Survey of Structural Forms and Cultural Functions (Architecture), I.B. Tauris, →ISBN, page 33:
- One Appalachian solution to the problem of adding needed living space to an existing small cabin was the dogtrot, sometimes called the dogrun, possum trot, two pens-and-a-passage, double house, or erroneously the double pen.
- To move at the pace of a dogtrot
- 1989, Sue Grafton, "E" is for Evidence (Fiction), Crimeline, →ISBN:
- The stewardess released us like a pack of noisy school kids and I dogtrotted toward the gate.
- (architecture, Southern US) The design or form of house with an open breezeway or hallway between two sections of a house
- 1977, Charles van Ravenswaay, The Arts and Architecture of German Settlements in Missouri (History), reprint edition, University of Missouri Press, published 2006, →ISBN, page 131:
- If America can claim any significant development in log construction, it might be the dogtrot cabin, … Henry Glassie believes that the dogtrot form developed in the southern Tennessee Valley area ...