stal·​lion | \ ˈstal-yən How to pronounce stallion (audio) \

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

Examples of stallion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When Donegal Racing decided Belmont Stakes-winning jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. would receive a rare share of Mo Donegal’s future work as a stallion, the ripples reached the shores of California. Bryce Millercolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 June 2022 The statute of limitations may have spared veterinarian Dr. Heather Wharton a charge of animal cruelty in the death of the stallion Laoban. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, 2 June 2022 Gun Runner, another horse of the year who is proving himself as a stallion, siring this year’s entrants Taiba and Cyberknife, finished third in 2016. New York Times, 7 May 2022 Owners, meanwhile, rake in the 100-something times the stallion breeds in a season. Bryce Millercolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 June 2022 And its connective tissue is indeed that of a horse, specifically a real stallion named Lexington. Anna Mundow, WSJ, 10 June 2022 The life of that distinguished stallion, named Lexington in homage to his city of birth, provides both the imagined and true subject of Brooks’ newest historical novel, fittingly titled Horse. Samantha Baskind, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 June 2022 The program was developed based on a philosophy that the castration of a stallion will help prevent accidental, backyard, or overbreeding, thereby reducing the number of unwanted horses being born. Hartford Courant, 22 Apr. 2022 Months after the stallion Laoban drew his last breath, thoroughbred owner Jerry Jamgotchian made a series of seven-figure offers for a stake in the dead horse. Tim Sullivan, USA TODAY, 24 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of stallion

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stallion

Middle English staloun, stalion, from Anglo-French estaloun, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German stal stall

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15 Jul 2022

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stal·​lion | \ ˈstal-yən How to pronounce stallion (audio) \

Kids Definition of stallion

: an adult male horse and especially one kept for breeding


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