Definition of stallion
: an uncastrated male horse : a male horse kept for breeding; also : a male animal (such as a dog or a sheep) kept primarily as a stud
Recent Examples of stallion from the Web
As tiny mutations pop up in a stallion’s Y chromosome, they are inherited by all of its future male progeny, allowing geneticists to trace which males came from which paternal line.
The founder and star was John Bill Ricketts, a dashing Scottish horseman, who would ride a stallion round a ring standing in the saddle, with a 9-year-old boy—also standing—on his shoulders.
But this lucky stallion survived with a little help from humans.
Steven Sun & Hunter Robbins American Heritage-Delray junior/junior Went 12-0 and won district and regional titles at No. 1 doubles for Stallions, who fell to Gulliver Prep in the Class 2A state semifinals.
Won clinching match at No. 1 singles vs. Pine Crest in state semifinal, helping Stallions to state title.
Tempel Farms has another debut this summer — a rare brown Lipizzan stallion will be performing for the first time.
The stallion's hair was very short and silvery gray—
Finally, Jefferson mounted his horse, a six-year-old stallion named Caractacus, and galloped through a forest of chestnut trees.
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Origin and Etymology of stallion
Middle English staloun, stalion, from Anglo-French estaloun, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German stal stall
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
STALLION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stallion for English Language Learners
: an adult male horse and especially one that is used for breeding
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Definition of stallion for Students
: an adult male horse and especially one kept for breeding
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