Definitions

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  • adj. Without horns.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having no horn.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having no horns.

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

  • adj. having no horns

Etymologies

horn +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Larger than an elk, the cabayo has rounded hooves, a hornless head, and a long-haired tail.

    Fire The Sky

  • Many cows (female) have horns (depending on the breed – some are bred to be hornless, called “polled”).

    What’s the singular form of ‘cattle’? « Motivated Grammar

  • Ha, ha, ha … The reference, here, is to the Black or Aberdeen Angus breed of hornless cattle, which was developed through the first half of the nineteenth century from beasts native to the Scottish highland counties of Aberdeenshire and Angus, and successfuly transplanted thence to the New World.

    Angus

  • In my imagination, I see him finding her alone in her corral, circling her, Delia lowering her hornless, defenseless head, and Duke snapping at her nose, drawing blood.

    The Dirty Life

  • The rest of the herd seemed to take inspiration from Shalkan, for in an instant, every single unicorn, from the flame-red stallion to a pair of leggy hornless foals, was bounding along after Shalkan, as smooth and flowing as a flight of birds.

    Tran Siberian

  • Almost before Lee knew it, Hector, the third rider, was out, there was a pat on Lee's shoulder, and he was climbing the rails to lower himself onto a saddle bronc, smoothing a new pigskin glove over his right hand and gripping the braided handle of the hornless saddle.

    The Body Ricardo

  • Ah yes, they seem to hear a clear mating call, as from a herd of white, hornless soulfully staring cattle!

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Even the lamer efforts here -- a weirdly affectless version of "Norwegian Wood," a hornless, triumphantly bad "Got to Get You Into My Life" -- are stunning in their strange way.

    Beatles March On

  • Stout and professorial, he shuns attention and spends his occasional free weekends on his ranch, breeding rare hornless cattle.

    Off The Reservation

  • The New York Court of Appeals recently decided a case with a great set of facts, wherein the plaintiff, a handyman, unwittingly wandered into the pen of Fred, a hornless dairy bull.

    Personal Injury

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