Stag, v. i. (Com.) To act as
a "stag", or irregular dealer in stocks. [Cant]
Stag, v. t. To watch; to dog, or
keep track of. [Prov. Eng. or Slang] H. Kingsley.
Stag (?), n. [Icel. steggr the
male of several animals; or a doubtful AS. stagga. Cf.
Steg.] 1. (Zoöl.)
(a) The adult male of the red deer (Cervus
elaphus), a large European species closely related to the American
elk, or wapiti. (b) The male of certain
other species of large deer.
2. A colt, or filly; also, a romping
girl. [Prov. Eng.]
3. A castrated bull; -- called also bull
stag, and bull seg. See the Note under Ox.
4. (Stock Exchange) (a)
An outside irregular dealer in stocks, who is not a member of the
exchange. [Cant] (b) One who applies for
the allotment of shares in new projects, with a view to sell
immediately at a premium, and not to hold the stock. [Cant]
5. (Zoöl.) The European
wren. [Prov. Eng.]
Stag beetle (Zoöl.), any one of
numerous species of lamellicorn beetles belonging to Lucanus
and allied genera, especially L. cervus of Europe and L.
dama of the United States. The mandibles are large and branched,
or forked, whence the name. The lava feeds on the rotten wood of dead
trees. Called also horned bug, and horse beetle. --
Stag dance, a dance by men only. [slang, U.S.] --
Stag hog (Zoöl.), the
babiroussa. -- Stag-horn coral
(Zoöl.), any one of several species of large branching
corals of the genus Madrepora, which somewhat resemble the
antlers of the stag, especially Madrepora cervicornis, and
M. palmata, of Florida and the West Indies. --
Stag-horn fern (Bot.), an Australian and
West African fern (Platycerium alcicorne) having the large
fronds branched like a stag's horns; also, any species of the same
genus. -- Stag-horn sumac (Bot.), a
common American shrub (Rhus typhina) having densely velvety
branchlets. See Sumac. -- Stag party,
a party consisting of men only. [Slang, U. S.] --
Stag tick (Zoöl.), a parasitic
dipterous insect of the family Hippoboscidæ, which lives
upon the stag and in usually wingless. The same species lives also
upon the European grouse, but in that case has wings.