polled

[ pohld ]
/ poʊld /

adjective

hornless, especially genetically hornless, as the Aberdeen Angus.
Obsolete. having the hair cut off.

Origin of polled

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at poll1, -ed2

Related forms

well-polled, adjective

Definition for polled (2 of 2)

poll

1
[ pohl ]
/ poʊl /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to vote at the polls; give one's vote.

Origin of poll

1
1250–1300; Middle English polle (hair of the) head < Middle Low German: hair of the head, top of a tree or other plant; akin to Danish puld, Swedish pull crown of the head

Related forms

poll·a·ble, adjectivepoll·er, nounre·poll·ing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for polled (1 of 2)

polled

/ (pəʊld) /

adjective

(of animals, esp cattle) having the horns cut off or being naturally hornless
archaic shorn of hair; bald

British Dictionary definitions for polled (2 of 2)

poll

/ (pəʊl) /

noun

verb (mainly tr)

Word Origin for poll

C13 (in the sense: a human head) and C17 (in the modern sense: a counting of heads, votes): from Middle Low German polle hair of the head, head, top of a tree; compare Swedish pull crown of the head
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