1) A male sheep, a castrated ram.
1521 ij of my best wheder shepe, Halifax
1559 in Pennycroft 20 wedders at Ł4 0 0, North Stainley
1642 Weathers are such as have formerly been tuppes but now are gelded
and they are usually called cleane weathers ... one as hayth had both his stones taken away [or] riggon weathers, Elmswell
1654 Fourescore wethers at eight shillinges apeece, Stockeld. The wethers were kept in flocks by Fountains Abbey, under specialist herdsmen: 1297 Johannes le Wetherhirde, Horton in Ribblesdale.