from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An adult male horse that has not been castrated, especially one kept for breeding.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An uncastrated male horse
  • n. A male kept primarily as a stud
  • n. A very virile, sexy man

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A male horse not castrated; a male horse kept for breeding.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The male of the horse; an entire horse; a horse kept for breeding purposes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. uncastrated adult male horse


Middle English stalione (alteration of staloun), from Anglo-Norman estaloun, of Germanic origin; see stel- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English stalion, from Middle French estalon (hence modern French étalon), of Germanic origin, akin to stal 'stall, stable' (Wiktionary)



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