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[stal-yuh n] /ˈstæl yən/
an uncastrated adult male horse, especially one used for breeding.
Origin of stallion
1275-1325; Middle English stalon < Old French estalon, equivalent to stal- (< Germanic; see stall1) + -on noun suffix Unabridged
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an uncastrated male horse, esp one used for breeding
Word Origin
C14: staloun, from Old French estalon of Germanic origin; related to Old High German stalstall1
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Word Origin and History for stallion

late 14c., "uncastrated male horse," from Old French estalon "male horse," from Frankish *stal, cognate with Old High German stal "stable" (see stall (n.1)). The notion is probably of a horse kept in a stable to service mares. Transferred sense of "lascivious man" is attested from 1550s.

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stall 1


  1. A pretext or excuse for delaying; a reason for inaction: His claim of illness is only a stall (1889+)
  2. A pretense or false indication, esp as part of a criminal alibi: ''I'd take meals up to him. I think that was just a stall'' ''You mean the meals were for someone else?'' (1851+)


  1. To delay; temporize; consume time and delay action; buy time: I told him to quit stalling and give us a decision (1903+)
  2. (also stall off) To subject someone to delay; make excuses for inaction: You stall her while I try to find her original letter (1906+)

[fr Old English steall, ''standing, state, place, animal stall,'' whence the notion of stubbornly holding one's place]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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