Definitions

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

Etymologies

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)

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.