Etymology
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gelding (n.)

late 14c., "castrated animal" (especially a horse), also "a eunuch" (late 13c. as a surname), from Old Norse geldingr "wether; eunuch," from gelda "castrate" (see geld (v.)).

updated on February 25, 2015

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Definitions of gelding from WordNet

gelding (n.)
castrated male horse;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.