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

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The one-year-old stallions are rounded up and separated from the herd. Washington Post, "AP PHOTOS: German wranglers corral wild stallions," 27 May 2018 California horse breeding is in a precarious stage searching for stallions who can help replace the likes of Unusual Heat, Lucky Pulpit and Benchmark. Eric Sondheimer,, "Racing! New stallions try to give a boost in California," 2 July 2018 White men on watersmooth silver stallions ride forth with Gen. Custer, all white hat and flowing yellow hair. Lance Morrow, WSJ, "Shall We Have Civil War or Second Thoughts?," 17 Aug. 2018 Of course, so would have a bay stallion named Riva Ridge the year before, and Disney hasn’t signed on for a major motion picture about his life. Jonas Shaffer,, "Justify is the early favorite in the Preakness, but he's also far from a sure thing," 12 May 2018 Veniss, riding his powerful chestnut stallion Quabri de L'Isle, was the first of the pair to make the course look easy. Aly Vance, CNN, "Ben Maher takes St Tropez Global Champions Tour title," 3 June 2018 Still, there are plenty of records left to break for the world's equal-highest rated racehorse, who was sired by Irish stallion Street Cry. Danielle Rossingh, CNN, "Superstar mare Winx joins Black Caviar at racing's peak," 16 Apr. 2018 The 12-year-old stallion is preparing for his solo debut the same year Tempel Farms celebrates its 60th anniversary. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "'It's a labor of love': Tempel Farms celebrates 60 years of raising and training Lipizzans," 15 June 2018 The pairing that produced Quip matched Distorted Humor, a now 26-year-old stallion, with Princess Ash, a 9-year-old former sprinter. David Gendelman, New York Times, "How to Prepare a Horse for the Preakness," 12 May 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of stallion

: an adult male horse and especially one that is used for breeding


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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