Gelding vs Foal - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between gelding and foal

is that gelding is a castrated male horse while foal is a young (male or female) horse, especially just after birth or less than a year old.

As verbs the difference between gelding and foal

is that gelding is while foal is (equestrian) to give birth; to bear offspring.

gelding

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • a castrated male horse
  • any castrated male animal
  • (archaic) a eunuch
  • * Wyclif Bible, Acts viii. 38
  • They went down both into the water, Philip and the gelding , and Philip baptized him.

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    foal

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A young (male or female) horse, especially just after birth or less than a year old.
  • Verb

  • (equestrian) To give birth; to bear offspring.
  • * 1877 , (Anna Sewell), (Black Beauty) Chapter 22[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Black_Beauty/22]
  • "Well," said John, "I don't believe there is a better pair of horses in the country, and right grieved I am to part with them, but they are not alike; the black one is the most perfect temper I ever knew; I suppose he has never known a hard word or a blow since he was foaled , and all his pleasure seems to be to do what you wish...

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