Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
ridg·lingalso ridge·ling (rĭj′lĭng)
A male animal with one or two undescended testicles.
[From obsolete ridgel, perhaps from ridge (from the belief that the undescended testicles remained near the animal's back).]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Veterinary Science) a domestic male animal with one or both testicles undescended, esp a horse
2. (Veterinary Science) an imperfectly castrated male domestic animal
[C16: perhaps from ridge, from the belief that the undescended testicles were near the animal's ridge or back]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
or ridg•ling(ˈrɪdʒ lɪŋ)
any male animal, esp. a colt, with undescended testicles.
[1545–55; perhaps ridge + -ling1, from the belief that the undescended organs were in the animal's back]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.