Ridgeling
Ridgeling Ridge"ling, n. [Prov. E. riggilt, riggot, ananimal half castrated, a sheep having only one testicle; cf. Prov. G. rigel, rig, a barrow hog, rigler a cock half castrated.] (Zo["o]l.) A half-castrated male animal. [1913 Webster]

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  • ridgeling — or ridgling [rij′liŋ] n. [prob. < RIDGE + LING1: ? in reference to assumed location of the testes] a horse or domestic animal in which one or both testes have failed to pass down into the scrotal sac …   English World dictionary

  • ridgeling — or ridgling noun Etymology: perhaps from 1ridge; from the supposition that the undescended testis remains near the animal s back Date: 1555 1. a partially castrated male animal 2. a male animal in which one or both testes have not descended into… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ridgeling — /rij ling/, n. Vet. Med. any male animal, esp. a colt, with undescended testicles. Also, ridgling. Also called ridgel, ridgil /rij euhl/. [1545 55; perh. RIDGE + LING1, from the belief that the undescended organs were in the animal s back] * * * …   Universalium

  • ridgeling — noun a) male animal with at least one testicle still in the intestinal canal b) imperfectly castrated male …   Wiktionary

  • ridgeling — ridge·ling or ridg·ling rij liŋ n 1) a partially castrated male animal 2) a male animal having one or both testes retained in the inguinal canal …   Medical dictionary

  • ridgeling — n. young male animal with undescended testicles (esp. horse) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ridgeling — ridge·ling …   English syllables

  • ridgeling — ridge•ling or ridg•ling [[t]ˈrɪdʒ lɪŋ[/t]] n. vet any male animal, esp. a colt, with undescended testicles • Etymology: 1545–55; perh. ridge+ ling I, from the belief that the undescended organs were in the animal s back …   From formal English to slang

  • ridgeling — /ˈrɪdʒlɪŋ/ (say rijling) noun a colt with undescended testicles. Also, ridgel /ˈrɪdʒəl/ (say rijuhl). {ridge1 + ling1, probably from the belief that the undescended testicles were near the horse s ridge or back} …   Australian English dictionary

  • ridgeling — noun a colt with undescended testicles • Syn: ↑ridgling, ↑ridgel, ↑ridgil • Hypernyms: ↑colt …   Useful english dictionary

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