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ridgeling

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[rij-ling]
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noun Veterinary Medicine.
  1. any male animal, especially a colt, with undescended testicles.

Origin of ridgeling

1545–55; perhaps ridge + -ling1, from the belief that the undescended organs were in the animal's back
Also called ridg·el, ridg·il [rij-uh l] /ˈrɪdʒ əl/.
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British Dictionary definitions for ridgling

ridgeling

ridgling ridgel (ˈrɪdʒəl)

noun
  1. a domestic male animal with one or both testicles undescended, esp a horse
  2. an imperfectly castrated male domestic animal

Word Origin

C16: perhaps from ridge, from the belief that the undescended testicles were near the animal's ridge or back
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