Definitions

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

  • n. A castrated ram.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A castrated buck goat.
  • n. A castrated ram.
  • n. Archaic spelling of weather.
  • v. To castrate a male sheep or goat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A castrated ram.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A simplified spelling of weather.
  • n. A castrated ram.

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

  • n. male sheep especially a castrated one

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old English; see wet-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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  • Cf. dinmont.

    August 24, 2010

  • See WordNet definition above.

    November 17, 2008

  • A castrated male sheep. Female mammals can also have their reproductive potential eliminated.

    Most famously, this is the bellwether, the lead animal or an outlier, who creates just enough noise for the shepherd to keep track of where the whole flock is.

    November 17, 2008

  • A castrated sheep.

    January 3, 2007