Crossword clues for stallion
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Stallion \Stal"lion\ (st[a^]l"y[u^]n), n. [OE. stalon, OF. estalon, F. ['e]talon, fr. OHG. stal a stable. See Stall, n.] A male horse not castrated; a male horse kept for breeding.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-15c., earlier staloun (c.1300), "male horse kept for breeding purposes," from Anglo-French estaloun, Old French estalon "stallion, uncastrated male horse" (Modern French étalon), from Frankish *stal, cognate with Old High German stal "stable," from Proto-Germanic *stalla- (see stall (n.1)). The notion is probably of a horse kept in a stable to service mares. Transferred sense of "robustly lascivious man" is attested from 1550s.
n. 1 A male horse. 2 # Specifically, one that is uncastrated. 3 # A male horse kept primarily as a stud. 4 A very virile, sexy or horny man.
n. uncastrated adult male horse [syn: entire]
A stallion is a male, ungelded horse.
Stallion may also refer to:
A stallion is a male horse that has not been gelded ( castrated). Stallions follow the conformation and phenotype of their breed, but within that standard, the presence of hormones such as testosterone may give stallions a thicker, "cresty" neck, as well as a somewhat more muscular physique as compared to female horses, known as mares, and castrated males, called geldings.
Temperament varies widely based on genetics, and training, but because of their instincts as herd animals, they may be prone to aggressive behavior, particularly toward other stallions, and thus require careful management by knowledgeable handlers. However, with proper training and management, stallions are effective equine athletes at the highest levels of many disciplines, including horse racing, horse shows, and international Olympic competition.
The term "stallion" dates from the era of Henry VII, who passed a number of laws relating to the breeding and export of horses in an attempt to improve the British stock, under which it was forbidden to allow uncastrated male horses to be turned out in fields or on the commons; they had to be "kept within bounds and tied in stalls." (The term "stallion" for an uncastrated male horse dates from this time; stallion = stalled one.) "Stallion" is also used to refer to males of other equids, including zebras and donkeys.
Stallion was an American pop rock group, from Denver, Colorado, U.S. They were a one-hit wonder, and only scored in 1977 with their song "Old Fashioned Boy (You're the One)", which peaked at #37 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
A poster for Stallion can be seen on the wall in the music video for Push th' Little Daisies by Ween.
Usage examples of "stallion".
There were growls of amazement from the wolves, and even an appreciative snort from the Stallion.
The stallions slammed together, the blunted axehead smashed against the scarred blue breastplate.
Strong, leader of the broncho boys, was sitting on the back of Sultan, his noble little black stallion, on the ridge of a prairie swell, looking at a lowering sky.
Seven tripods never touched by fire, ten bars of gold, twenty burnished cauldrons, a dozen massive stallions, racers who earned me trophies with their speed.
Seven tripods hauled from the tents, as promised, twenty burnished cauldrons, a dozen massive stallions.
I heard horses converging on us from the left and the right and that hypertrophic white stallion of his took off like a big bird.
Kamboja stallion that had proved implacable even in the heat of battle, wheeled in startled terror, settling only after he whispered the mantra of Shani, his patron deity, in its ear.
The red mare waded on through the press, exchanging greetings with stallions and mares, all of whom fell back respectfully before her, even as fellows behind them crowded forward.
Jan saw elders, mares and stallions in their prime, half-growns, colts and fillies, foals.
Others were just emerging from the long grass, mares leading, stallions trotting behind.
Such must be the birthplace of the sun, he mused, whence mares of smoke and stallions of fire blazed forth to charge heaven.
In pairs, some of these had started to slip away, mares leading, stallions following, chasing off into the trees.
And trust Marcia to talk about the stallion side of the outcross line.
Abbie had the feeling that she was the owner of just such a prepotent stallion.
He had been too exhausted to explores too numbed by weariness to make inquiry, but he heard no young colts whinny, no stallion scream, and Ranse, the old horse trainer and stable hand had not appeared, dusty cap in hand, as of old.