A small sturdy breed of workhorse of Scotland and Ireland.
[Scottish Gaelic gearran, gelding, workhorse, and Irish gearrán, gelding, small horse, nag, both from Middle Irish gerrán, workhorse, nag : gerr, short (ultimately from Proto-Celtic *gersos; akin to Sanskrit hrasva-, short) + -án, diminutive suffix (from Old Irish).]
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