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

Examples of yearling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While all of this makes what might have been something of a feel-good story — inexpensive yearling aims for Triple Crown! Frank Vespe, baltimoresun.com, 14 May 2021 Medina Spirit was bred by a woman with a similarly modest operation and sold as a yearling for only $1,000. New York Times, 13 May 2021 Medina Spirit, the former $1,000 yearling who charmed fans with his refusal to be passed in the Derby, could lose his career-defining victory, but results for his split testing sample are still pending. Childs Walker, baltimoresun.com, 9 May 2021 The colt was sold as a yearling for only $1,000 and was a bargain for his current owner, Amr Zedan of Saudi Arabia, at $35,000. New York Times, 9 May 2021 The female bear and two yearling cubs were euthanized. BostonGlobe.com, 2 May 2021 Velazquez earned his fourth Derby victory aboard the colt that was purchased as a yearling for $1,000 and was a bargain-basement buy at $35,000 for current owner Amr Zedan of Saudi Arabia. Beth Harris, ajc, 2 May 2021 The three-year-old horse was purchased as a yearling for $1,000 and then again in 2020 for $35,000, small money for the high-stakes Derby. NBC News, 1 May 2021 Jockey John Velazquez earned his fourth Derby victory on Saturday aboard the dark brown colt that was purchased as a yearling for $1,000 and cost current owner Amr Zedan $35,000. Beth Harris, chicagotribune.com, 1 May 2021

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First Known Use of yearling

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Yearling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yearling. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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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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