Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as ridgel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A half-castrated male animal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun male animal with at least one testicle still in the intestinal canal
  • noun imperfectly castrated male

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

  • noun a colt with undescended testicles

Etymologies

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ridge + -ling, presumably from the supposition the remaining testicle(s) remain(s) near the back

Examples

  • -- In the ridgeling animal one or both of the testicles have not descended into the scrotal sac, and are usually lodged in the inguinal canal or abdominal cavity.

    Common Diseases of Farm Animals

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