The definition of a gelding is a castrated horse.
A male horse that has had his testicles removed is an example of a gelding.
- a gelded animal; esp., a castrated male horse
- Archaic a eunuch
Origin of geldingMiddle English from Old Norse geldingr: see geld and -ing
A castrated animal, especially a male horse.
Origin of geldingMiddle English from Old Norse geldingr from gelda to geld
- Present participle of geld.
From Old Norse geldingr, from gelda (“to castrate”), whence also English geld (Etymology 2).