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  1. (noun) A young pig just after weaning.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. It appears, by the way, that there is a saying in the Eastern Thorps: I know a shoat from a sheepdog. - Octopus revisited
  2. The shoat was a large pig now, but travel had kept him thin. - Lonesome Dove
  3. (Oxford English Dictionary) [28.2] A shoat is a weaned pig under a year old. - Inventory of Robert Carter's Estate, November [1733]
  4. Egmont-Lavretzki, who until this had been very successfully imitating now a shoat which is being put into a bag, now the altercation of a cat with a dog, was beginning little by little to wilt and droop. - Yama: the pit
  5. A roasted "shoat" graced each end of the board, a side of bacon the centre, while salted beef, cut in thin slices, with pickles and cheese, constituted the side-dishes. - A Budget of Christmas Tales by Charles Dickens and Others


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