well polled


hornless, especially genetically hornless, as the Aberdeen Angus.
Obsolete. having the hair cut off.

1300–50; Middle English; see poll1, -ed2

well-polled, adjective
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polled (pəʊld)
1.  (of animals, esp cattle) having the horns cut off or being naturally hornless
2.  archaic shorn of hair; bald

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Word Origin & History

late 13c., polle "hair of the head," from M.L.G. or M.Du. pol "head, top." Meaning "collection of votes" is first recorded 1620s, from notion of "counting heads;" meaning "survey of public opinion" is first recorded 1902. The verb meaning "to take the votes of" also is first recorded 1620s. Pollster
is 1939. A deed poll "deed executed by one party only," is from earlier verbal meaning "cut the hair of," because the deed was cut straight rather than indented (see indent).
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