E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A red deer of the third year.
The young male is called in the first yeere a &cgrave;alfe, in the second a broket, the third a spaie, the fourth a stagon or stag, the fifth a great stag, the sixth an hart, and so foorth unto his death.Harrison.