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ridgeling

[rij-ling] /ˈrɪdʒ lɪŋ/
noun, Veterinary Medicine
1.
any male animal, especially a colt, with undescended testicles.
Also, ridgling.
Also called ridgel, ridgil
[rij-uh l] /ˈrɪdʒ əl/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; perhaps ridge + -ling1, from the belief that the undescended organs were in the animal's back
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British Dictionary definitions for ridgling

ridgeling

/ˈrɪdʒlɪŋ/
noun
1.
a domestic male animal with one or both testicles undescended, esp a horse
2.
an imperfectly castrated male domestic animal
Word Origin
C16: perhaps from ridge, from the belief that the undescended testicles were near the animal's ridge or back
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