- any male animal, especially a colt, with undescended testicles.
Origin of ridgeling
Also called ridg·el, ridg·il [rij-uh l] /ˈrɪdʒ əl/.
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ridgling ridgel (ˈrɪdʒəl)
- a domestic male animal with one or both testicles undescended, esp a horse
- an imperfectly castrated male domestic animal
C16: perhaps from ridge, from the belief that the undescended testicles were near the animal's ridge or back
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