stot or stott (stŏt)
intr.v. stot·ted, stot·ting, stots or stotts
To leap or bound high in the air with the legs straight, as do certain antelopes and deer.
[Scots and northern English dialectal, to bounce; akin to Dutch stoten, to push, thrust, and German stossen; akin to to push, knock.]
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