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[stal-yuh n]
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  1. an uncastrated adult male horse, especially one used for breeding.
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Origin of stallion

1275–1325; Middle English stalon < Old French estalon, equivalent to stal- (< Germanic; see stall1) + -on noun suffix
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Related Words for stallion

macho, manly, muscular, colt, mare, stallion, filly, gallant, brave, bold, hardy, hunk, adult, stud, jock, male, ape, caveman, beefcake, tuna

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Historical Examples of stallion

  • They reached a broad flat, and the stallion gained with terrible insistence.

    Way of the Lawless

    Max Brand

  • That night he was taking the stallion from one village to another.

  • The stallion, with foaming mouth, rushed on, with the lady clinging to him.

  • So we have discovered the source of the stallion's strength and beauty.

  • And it was proof of Nagger's quality that he did not have to veer from the stallion's course.

British Dictionary definitions for stallion


  1. an uncastrated male horse, esp one used for breeding
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Word Origin for stallion

C14: staloun, from Old French estalon of Germanic origin; related to Old High German stal stall 1
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Word Origin and History for stallion


late 14c., "uncastrated male horse," from Old French estalon "male horse," from Frankish *stal, cognate with Old High German stal "stable" (see stall (n.1)). The notion is probably of a horse kept in a stable to service mares. Transferred sense of "lascivious man" is attested from 1550s.

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