gelding

[ gel-ding ]
/ ˈgɛl dɪŋ /

noun

a castrated male animal, especially a horse.
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Origin of gelding

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Old Norse word geldingr.See geld1, -ing3
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British Dictionary definitions for gelding

gelding
/ (ˈɡɛldɪŋ) /

noun

a castrated male horse

Word Origin for gelding

C14: from Old Norse geldingr; see geld 1, -ing 1
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