Definitions for yearlingˈyɪər lɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

year•lingˈyɪər lɪŋ(n.)

  1. an animal in its second year.

    Category: Zoology

  2. a horse one year old, dating from January 1 of the year after the year of foaling.

    Category: Zoology

  3. (adj.)being a year old.

Origin of yearling:

1425–75

Princeton's WordNet

  1. toddler, yearling, tot, bambino(noun)

    a young child

  2. yearling(noun)

    a racehorse considered one year old until the second Jan. 1 following its birth

  3. yearling(noun)

    an animal in its second year

Wiktionary

  1. yearling(Noun)

    An animal that is between one and two years old.

  2. yearling(Noun)

    A racehorse that is considered to be one year old until a subsequent January 1st.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yearling(noun)

    an animal one year old, or in the second year of its age; -- applied chiefly to cattle, sheep, and horses

  2. Yearling(adj)

    being a year old

Freebase

  1. Yearling

    A yearling is a young horse of either sex that is between one and two years old. Yearlings are comparable in development to a very early adolescent, they are not fully mature physically, and while they may be in the earliest stages of sexual maturity, they are considered too young to be breeding stock. In addition, the word colt may also be used to describe a male horse, and the term filly is used to describe a female horse. Both "colt" and "filly" describe not only yearlings, but any other young horse under the age of four.

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