American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An adult male horse that has not been castrated, especially one kept for breeding.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The male of the horse; an entire horse; a horse kept for breeding purposes.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A male horse not castrated; a male horse kept for breeding.
- n. uncastrated adult male horse
- From Middle English stalion, from Middle French estalon (hence modern French étalon), of Germanic origin, akin to stal 'stall, stable' (Wiktionary)
- 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)
“Whatever purity existed was lost the minute the votes started getting counted and anyone who thinks that Obama can win this riding the white stallion is drinking some serious Kool-Aid.”
“A noble Arab stallion is supposed to fight for his rider and to wake him at night if he see any sign of danger.”
“As she rolled onto her back, Diana thought at first that he was referring to the stallion and mares until she heard the plunging, panicked sounds coming from the picket line.”
“Nevertheless, as Mr. Slocum put it: Twenty-five thousand dollars for a mere work-horse stallion is a madness.”
“Oh, and it's "stallion" - with two L's, you EFL tool.”
“The stallion was a beauty, gray the color of cast iron, a rump mottled with white spots, arched neck, a black mane and tail.”
“My stallion is a big dog-chaser, hates them, but his sister is the one who skinned the rabbit.”
“The right to own a billiard table or to keep a stallion was a “property right” not a “privilege”; it was unlawful, therefore, to tax these rights specially.”
“The stallion was a sublime and noble memory of recent Earth, of not-so-very-long-ago Africa.”
“Age had something to do with those terms, so she figured the terms stallion and gelding must be similar.”
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