Some nouns have two genders, and the meaning is different depending on the gender. Or, there may be regional variation in the gender of certain words. Here are some examples:
- Der Schild/das Schild.
- Der Flur/die Flur
- Der Leiter/die Leiter
- Der Golf/das Golf
- Butter is feminine everywhere, but in Austria also the masculine form is additionally used.
- Teller is masculine everywhere, but in Austria also the neuter form is additionally used.
Some are either masculine or feminine, others are either masculine or neuter. So far as I've seen, if a word has two possible genders, one of them is always masculine. Are there any cases where the gender of a word is either feminine or neuter and never masculine?