molt molt  /ˈmoʊlt/


  1. (n) periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles
  2. (v) cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers

Derived Word(s)


  1. And in good hands, words can be made to jump, molt, wiggle, shrink, flash, collide, fight, strut, and turn themselves inside out or upside down.
  2. They molt three or four times a year.


  1. The Farms taking gentler approach to geese on greens

    As Canada geese enter their molting season in Dyersburg, local golf course manager David Alexander says The Farms is taking a gentler approach to warding off the geese on the greens this year. Last...
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Dyersburg State Gazette

  2. Outdoors: As lobsters molt, delectable alternatives find their way into pots

    Mid-June marks the beginning of the lobsterand#8217;s molting season. By the first week in July, many vulnerable lobsters and#8212; having just discarded their old, too-small, meat-packed, hard shells and#8212; temporarily go into hiding. Theyand#8217;re waiting for their new, larger shells to harden.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  3. Customers, musicians say goodbye to MT cafe owners

    MOLT - The Prairie Winds café in Molt opened in 2001 and served its last meal on Friday.
    on June 30, 2013     Source: KPAX Missoula


  1. CHICAGO - Saying he "didn't molt from a hawk into a dove on Jan. 20, 2009," Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates sharply criticized Congress on Thursday for trying to push more F-22 fighter jets into the Pentagon budget than he and President Obama...
    on Jul 16, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Times

  2. "I did not molt from a hawk to a dove on Jan. 20, 2009," Gates said.
    on Jul 16, 2009 By: Robert Gates Source: Politico

  3. "A Mardi Gras caterpillar that is out of costume only after a molt," Dr. Wagner writes.
    on Aug 7, 2006 By: David L. Wagner Source: New York Times

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