yearling

noun
year·​ling | \ ˈyir-liŋ How to pronounce yearling (audio) , ˈyər-lən\

Definition of yearling

: one that is a year old: such as
a : an animal one year old or in the second year of its age
b : a racehorse between January 1 of the year after the year in which it was foaled and the next January 1

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yearling adjective

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Among the three yearlings relocated last year, one was shot and killed by a hunter in Quebec about three weeks later. Washington Post, "Foraging bear spared by governor returns to town with 4 cubs," 13 Apr. 2018 Nine months later, the Ohio native and owner of Loooch Racing Stables purchased a yearling for $150,000 at the Fasig-Tipton October sale. Danielle Lerner, The Courier-Journal, "His daughter died of opioid overdose. Now his Oaks horse runs for her," 3 May 2018 Among the lost so far this season: a 31-foot-long yearling gray whale that was hit by a ship and washed ashore on Thursday, dying hours later. Anchorage Daily News, "Whale strandings off Washington-Oregon coast highest in nearly 2 decades," 3 July 2018 Based primarily on Mendelssohn’s bloodlines, Hughes and Toffey targeted the yearling on their pre-auction short list. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky Derby hopeful Mendelssohn has the look and genes of a winner," 3 May 2018 During the first week of April, the DFW Feather River Hatchery stocked 51,800 yearling steelhead into the Thermalito Afterbay near Oroville. sacbee, "Fishing line: Sacramento River sees plenty of stripers and shad | The Sacramento Bee," 30 Apr. 2018 Among the lost so far this season: a 31-foot-long yearling gray whale that was hit by a ship and washed ashore on Thursday, dying hours later. Anchorage Daily News, "Whale strandings off Washington-Oregon coast highest in nearly 2 decades," 3 July 2018 His oldest crop are yearlings, two of which — a colt out of mare Mekko Hokte and a filly out of Untouched Talent — each sold for $1 million at public auction. Fletcher Page, The Courier-Journal, "American Pharoah has how many foals? Triple Crown winner keeps winning," 31 May 2018 Among the lost so far this season: a 31-foot-long yearling gray whale that was hit by a ship and washed ashore on Thursday, dying hours later. Anchorage Daily News, "Whale strandings off Washington-Oregon coast highest in nearly 2 decades," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of yearling

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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yearling

noun

English Language Learners Definition of yearling

: an animal (such as a horse) that is between one and two years old

yearling

noun
year·​ling | \ ˈyir-liŋ How to pronounce yearling (audio) \

Kids Definition of yearling

: an animal that is between one and two years old

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