What is another word for gelding?

Pronunciation: [ɡˈɛldɪŋ] (IPA)

Gelding is a term used to refer to a castrated male horse. However, there are many synonyms for this word, all with different connotations and uses. For example, the term "gib" can be used in place of gelding, particularly in the UK. The term "stag" also refers to a castrated male horse, but is more commonly used to describe a male deer. Additionally, "neutered" and "spayed" both refer to the sterilization of an animal and can be used in place of gelding. Lastly, the term "capon" is used to describe a castrated rooster, but can also be used in reference to a castrated horse.

Synonyms for Gelding:

What are the hypernyms for Gelding?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Gelding?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for gelding (as nouns)

Usage examples for Gelding

The sleek sides of the chestnut gelding glistened in the sunshine, and he certainly looked a winner.
"With Edge Tools"
Hobart Chatfield-Taylor
He was a dark-brown gelding, about 15.3, with strong, square hind-quarters, and a fair slope of shoulder-without much knee-action-but springy enough in his slow paces: his turn of speed was not remarkable, but he could last forever, and, if the ground were not too heavy, would gallop on easily for miles with a long, steady stride; like most Maryland-bred horses, he had wonderfully clean, flat legs: after the hardest day's work, I never saw a puff on them; he was not sulky or savage, but had a temper and will of his own; both of these, however, yielded, after a sharp wrangle or two, to the combined influence of coaxing and a pair of sharp English rowels: in the latter days of our acquaintance we never had a difference of opinion.
"Border and Bastille"
George A. Lawrence
I had a splendid gelding, which I named the Pearl Beyond all Price, though he was only called the Pearl.
"Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1"
Ernest Giles

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