stal·​lion ˈstal-yən How to pronounce stallion (audio)
: 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 Named for Kurt Benirschke, who founded the Frozen Zoo, the horse was cloned from skin cells taken from a stallion in 1980 and cryogenically safeguarded. Emily Alvarenga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Oct. 2023 Saturday was his last race before he will be sent off to stallion duty. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 5 Nov. 2023 In 1991, Kentucky had 499 stallions whose books averaged 29.9 mares a year. Joe Drape, New York Times, 4 May 2023 Their child, whose name means stallion, went on to found the Mossi kingdom. Rachel Chason, Washington Post, 2 Oct. 2023 The two matte and two shimmer shadows each feature a striking image of one of the wild horses, while the lipstick cap is embossed with a linear drawing of a stallion. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 Sep. 2023 In 2005, their stallion Giacomo won the Kentucky Derby, collecting a $1.6 million purse. Chris Morris, Variety, 16 Aug. 2023 About two hours away from Salt Lake City, out in the sprawling desert, bands of wild mares and stallions roam free. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 Sep. 2023 The colt, sired by Into Mischief, considered one of the top stallions in the world, won his only start Aug. 12 by 4¼ lengths. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 26 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stallion was in the 14th century

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“Stallion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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stal·​lion ˈstal-yən How to pronounce stallion (audio)
: a male horse
especially : one kept especially for breeding
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