Definition of gelding in English:

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gelding

Pronunciation: /ˈɡeldiNG/

noun

A castrated animal, especially a male horse.
Example sentences
  • A larger space is needed between stallions and other pastures used by geldings and other horses.
  • A record 5,110 horses - 2,668 colts, 2,440 fillies, and two geldings - are cataloged for the 14-day sale that runs through September 26.
  • The total number of horses - 2,668 colts, 2,440 fillies, and two geldings - is 219 more than last year's previous record of 4,891.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old Norse geldingr, from geldr 'barren'.

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Syllabification: geld·ing

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