ridgling

ridgeling

[rij-ling]
noun Veterinary Medicine.
any male animal, especially a colt, with undescended testicles.
Also, ridgling.
Also called ridgel, ridgil [rij-uhl] .


Origin:
1545–55; perhaps ridge + -ling1, from the belief that the undescended organs were in the animal's back

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ridgeling, ridgling or ridgel (ˈrɪdʒlɪŋ, ˈrɪdʒəl)
 
n
1.  a domestic male animal with one or both testicles undescended, esp a horse
2.  an imperfectly castrated male domestic animal
 
[C16: perhaps from ridge, from the belief that the undescended testicles were near the animal's ridge or back]
 
ridgling, ridgling or ridgel
 
n
 
[C16: perhaps from ridge, from the belief that the undescended testicles were near the animal's ridge or back]
 
ridgel, ridgling or ridgel
 
n
 
[C16: perhaps from ridge, from the belief that the undescended testicles were near the animal's ridge or back]

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