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ridgeling

or ridg·ling

[ rij-ling ]
/ ˈrɪdʒ lɪŋ /
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noun Veterinary Medicine.

any male animal, especially a colt, with undescended testicles.

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Also called ridg·el, ridg·il [rij-uhl]. /ˈrɪdʒ əl/.

Origin of ridgeling

1545–55; perhaps ridge + -ling1, from the belief that the undescended organs were in the animal's back
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British Dictionary definitions for ridgeling

ridgeling

ridgling ridgel (ˈrɪdʒəl)

/ (ˈrɪdʒlɪŋ) /

noun

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

Word Origin for ridgeling

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