What does the word stoat mean?

Usage examples for stoat

  1. I have often seen the pursuit of a rabbit by a persistent stoat; the rabbit has little chance of escape, as the stoat can follow it underground as well as over; finally the rabbit appears to be paralyzed with fright, lies down and makes no further effort. – Grain and Chaff from an English Manor by Arthur H. Savory
  2. Mr Crathie kept me to help Stoat, and do odd jobs about the place. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  3. Stoat was a brave enough man, and not a little jealous of Malcolm, but he dared not obey his mistress. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald