Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An adult male horse that has not been castrated, especially one kept for breeding, or an adult male of another equine species.
  • noun Slang A man regarded as virile and sexually active.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The male of the horse; an entire horse; a horse kept for breeding purposes.

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

  • noun A male horse not castrated; a male horse kept for breeding.

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

  • noun An uncastrated male horse
  • noun A male kept primarily as a stud
  • noun A very virile, sexy man

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

  • noun uncastrated adult male horse

Etymologies

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

[Middle English stalione (alteration of staloun), from Anglo-Norman estaloun, of Germanic origin; see stel- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English stalion, from Middle French estalon (hence modern French étalon), of Germanic origin, akin to stal 'stall, stable'

Examples

  • Nevertheless, as Mr. Slocum put it: Twenty-five thousand dollars for a mere work-horse stallion is a madness.

    CHAPTER VI

  • 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.

    Obama's Week in Review - Real Clear Politics – TIME.com

  • A noble Arab stallion is supposed to fight for his rider and to wake him at night if he see any sign of danger.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • 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.

    The Rogue

  • 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.

    The Rogue

  • Nevertheless, as Mr. Slocum put it: Twenty-five thousand dollars for a mere work-horse stallion is a madness.

    The Little Lady of the Big House, by Jack London

  • Oh, and it's "stallion" - with two L's, you EFL tool.

    EW.com: Today's Latest Headlines

  • The stallion was a beauty, gray the color of cast iron, a rump mottled with white spots, arched neck, a black mane and tail.

    Come Again No More

  • The stallion was a beauty, gray the color of cast iron, a rump mottled with white spots, arched neck, a black mane and tail.

    Come Again No More

  • My stallion is a big dog-chaser, hates them, but his sister is the one who skinned the rabbit.

    BOOK VIEW CAFE BLOG » Going to War? Ride a Mare

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