stallion
noun Etymology: Middle English staloun, stalion, from Anglo-French estaloun, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German stal stall Date: 14th century an uncastrated male horse ; a male horse kept for breeding; also a male animal (as a dog or a sheep) kept primarily as a stud

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  • Stallion — Stal lion (st[a^]l y[u^]n), n. [OE. stalon, OF. estalon, F. [ e]talon, fr. OHG. stal a stable. See {Stall}, n.] A male horse not castrated; a male horse kept for breeding. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stallion — (n.) late 14c., uncastrated male horse, from O.Fr. estalon male horse, from Frankish *stal, cognate with O.H.G. stal stable (see STALL (Cf. stall) (n.1)). The notion is probably of a horse kept in a stable to service mares. Transferred sense of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • stallion — ► NOUN ▪ an uncastrated adult male horse. ORIGIN Old French estalon …   English terms dictionary

  • stallion — [stal′yən] n. [ME stalon < OFr estalon < Gmc stal: see STALL1] an uncastrated male horse, esp. one used as a stud …   English World dictionary

  • Stallion — A stallion is a male horse that has not been castrated. Stallions will follow the conformation and phenotype of their breed, but within that standard, the presence of hormones such as testosterone may give stallions a thicker, cresty neck as well …   Wikipedia

  • Stallion — This unusual and interesting surname is derived from the old French Estalon meaning a stallion . It applied to a person who was a begetter , a man of lascivious life . The surname dates back to the early 13th Century, (see below). Further… …   Surnames reference

  • stallion — UK [ˈstæljən] / US noun [countable] Word forms stallion : singular stallion plural stallions an adult male horse, especially one kept for breeding (= producing young horses). An adult female horse is called a mare …   English dictionary

  • stallion — A male horse, uncastrated, and kept for breeding purposes. See killyth stallion; standing a stallion …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • stallion — n. a tall, good looking woman. □ Dana is really a stallion! □ Who is the stallion with that dude? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • stallion — [[t]stæ̱liən[/t]] stallions N COUNT A stallion is a male horse, especially one kept for breeding …   English dictionary

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