Definitions for geldingˈgɛl dɪŋ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a castrated male animal, esp. a horse.
Category: Animal Husbandry
Origin of gelding:
1350–1400; ME < ON geldingr. See geld1, -ing3
castrated male horse
a castrated male horse
any castrated male animal
Origin: From geldingr, from gelda, whence also English geld#Etymology 2 (Etymology 2).
a castrated animal; -- usually applied to a horse, but formerly used also of the human male
from Geld, v. t
A gelding is a castrated horse or other equine such as a donkey or a mule. Castration, and the elimination of hormonally driven behavior associated with a stallion, allows a male horse to be calmer and better-behaved, making the animal quieter, gentler and potentially more suitable as an everyday working animal. As a verb, "gelding" or "to geld" refers to the castration procedure itself.
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