stallion

noun
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 Three prominent Kentucky horse farms challenged a rule Tuesday aimed at limiting the number of mares that a thoroughbred stallion breeds each year, calling it an anti-competitive restriction that threatens to disrupt the breeding industry. Bruce Schreiner, Star Tribune, "Kentucky horse farms challenge 'stallion cap' breeding limit," 23 Feb. 2021 He was sold to Red River Farms for his stallion career in 2008 and was resold to a Korean interest in 2014. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, "Two groups want to ban sale of racehorses to South Korean interests," 16 Dec. 2020 He was cloned from skin cells taken from a stallion in 1980 and safeguarded at the Frozen Zoo, San Diego Zoo Global’s vast repository of 10,000 cell lines from more than 1,100 species and subspecies. Jonathan Wosen San Diego Union-tribune, Star Tribune, "Zoo scientists revive cells from 40-year deep freeze to clone endangered horse," 22 Oct. 2020 Powerful Favorite and Tell Cartel, both by leading stallion Favorite Cartel, come into this race after Grade 1 victories. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, "Horse racing newsletter: Some random thoughts," 11 Dec. 2020 He is scheduled to join the stallion roster at nearby Darby Dan Farm in February. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, "Horse racing newsletter: Day One of the Breeders’ Cup," 6 Nov. 2020 Rankin said Global Campaign is likely to begin his stallion career next year at WinStar Farm. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, "Horse racing newsletter: Day One of the Breeders’ Cup," 6 Nov. 2020 Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Authentic has been retired at the peak of his career and will be sent to Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky., to start a career as a stallion. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, "Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Authentic retires from racing," 9 Nov. 2020 West indicated that, depending on the result of the Classic, this could be Maximum Security’s final race before becoming a stallion in 2021. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: ‘Clouded’ legacy of Maximum Security seeks clarity at Breeders’ Cup," 1 Nov. 2020

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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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“Stallion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stallion. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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stallion

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stallion

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

stallion

noun
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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