Gelding definition

gĕldĭng
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A castrated animal, especially a male horse.
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A gelded animal; esp., a castrated male horse.
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The definition of a gelding is a castrated horse.

A male horse that has had his testicles removed is an example of a gelding.

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(archaic) A eunuch.
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A castrated animal, especially a male horse.
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Any castrated male animal.
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(archaic) A eunuch.
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Present participle of geld.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gelding
Plural:
geldings

Origin of gelding

  • Middle English from Old Norse geldingr from gelda to geld

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old Norse geldingr, from gelda (“to castrate”), whence also English geld (Etymology 2).

    From Wiktionary