Definitions

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

  • noun A castrated male sheep or goat.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • noun A castrated ram.

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

  • noun A castrated buck goat.
  • noun A castrated ram.
  • noun Archaic spelling of weather.
  • verb transitive To castrate a male sheep or goat.

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

  • noun male sheep especially a castrated one

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old English; see wet- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

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  • A castrated sheep.

    January 3, 2007

  • 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

  • See WordNet definition above.

    November 17, 2008

  • Cf. dinmont.

    August 24, 2010