stal·lion | \ˈstal-yən \

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 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 In the Lambo state of tune, the 4.0-liter produces 640 hp, glorious stallions all, at 6,000 rpm; and 627 lb-ft of torque from just off idle. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2019 Lamborghini Urus: An SUV for the One Percent," 15 June 2018 New this season is a solo segment by stallion Maestoso Batosta, as a tribute to the Olympic sport of dressage. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Tempel Lipizzans celebrates anniversary with new star soloist," 7 June 2018 Coolmore paid $3 million at a September, 2016 yearling sale for the son of 2016 Broodmare of the Year Leslie’s Lady and the late, great stallion Scat Daddy. Childs Walker,, "Mendelssohn is no mystery, rivals say, but a serious Kentucky Derby contender," 3 May 2018 Dinero, a Shetland stallion that was stolen from an Alvin-area pasture July 4, was returned to his owners on Friday, the family reported on Facebook. Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle, "Friendly pony returned to Alvin owners after being stolen on July 4th," 7 July 2018 Stanford, a son of Malibu Moon, is a new stallion at Tommy Town for a $5,000 stud fee. Eric Sondheimer,, "Racing! New stallions try to give a boost in California," 2 July 2018 The incident drew national attention among horse lovers, when it was reported the dead mare's stallion stood over the body all night, even after it was covered with a tarp. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "New threat emerges for NC's famous wild horses, prompting campaign aimed at tourists," 2 July 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


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: an adult male horse and especially one kept for breeding

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