noun. periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles.
1. Verb, gerund or present participle You will know your rabbit is moulting when they begin to shed more hair than usual when you brush them. 2. Noun, singular or mass You can sheer your rabbit twice a year during a moulting. 3. Adjective An adult goose's moulting period often coincides with the birth of goslings.