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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Recent Examples on the Web The stallion's passing made for a difficult day Friday at the thoroughbred farm in Woodford County, Farish told the horse racing news outlet, adding that the death was especially tough on longtime groom Asa Haley. Courier Journal, The Courier-Journal, "Legendary thoroughbred A.P. Indy, former horse of the year and Belmont Stakes winner, dies," 22 Feb. 2020 She has been replaced by the trick riders Caleb Carinci and Renny Spencer — the trick being how Carinci bestrides two stallions in such tight pants — and the Savitsky Cats. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "Review: The Big Apple Circus Still Delivers," 4 Nov. 2019 North Korea, which previously staged photo-ops of leader Kim Jong Un riding a white stallion, has spent more than $500,000 importing horses from Russia over the past decade, according to Russian customs data. Fox News, "Kim Jong Un spent over $500G on Russian horses over past decade, data show," 18 Feb. 2020 Only one other stallion, Mendelssohn, matched that number. Emma Austin, The Courier-Journal, "It's a girl! First foal by 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify born at Kentucky farm," 5 Jan. 2020 Determine went on to a successful stallion career, siring 1962 Kentucky Derby winner Decidedly. Beth Harris,, "Ray York, winning jockey in 1954 Kentucky Derby, dies at 86," 28 Feb. 2020 Mars’ guitar is an underappreciated reason why Motley Crue is selling-out stadiums for their upcoming tour with fellow ’80s stallions Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett. Matt Wake |, al, "Motley Crue guitarist’s debut solo album features Alabama singer," 27 Feb. 2020 Still, the arguments filmmakers are making in favor of the movie-theater experience over the living-room experience are akin to those once made in favor of transportation by Palomino stallion rather than horseless carriage. Bill Carter For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "Why Netflix already won the Oscars," 7 Feb. 2020 Jockey Club statistics show 43 stallions bred 140 mares or more. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Prolific Spendthrift stallion also qualifies as a cash cow, but at what cost to the breed?," 26 Dec. 2019

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

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17 May 2020

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“Stallion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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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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