an uncastrated adult male horse, especially one used for breeding.

1275–1325; Middle English stalon < Old French estalon, equivalent to stal- (< Germanic; see stall1) + -on noun suffix Unabridged
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stallion (ˈstæljən)
an uncastrated male horse, esp one used for breeding
[C14: staloun, from Old French estalon of Germanic origin; related to Old High German stalstall1]

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1388, "uncastrated male horse," from O.Fr. estalon "male horse," from Frank. *stal, cognate with O.H.G. stal "stable" (see stall (1)). The notion is probably of a horse kept in a stable to service mares. Transf. sense of "lascivious man" is attested from 1553.
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Over the last three years, though, stallion prices plummeted and race purses soared.
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