Definition of yearling
: one that is a year old: such asa : an animal one year old or in the second year of its ageb : 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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The Knicks actually possess a sturdy nucleus of young talent, from Kristaps Porzingis to Willy Hernangomez to, inshallah, the Knicks’ yearling point guard, 18-year-old Frank Ntilikina.
And the abundance isn't limited to little yearlings.
In August 2015 at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion, just across Union Avenue from Saratoga Race Course, a few horse owners got together to bid $1.2 million on a yearling colt from superstar sire Tapit.
New features this year at state parks include a 20-mile canoe trail on the Shell Rock River and a yearling bull in Minneopa State Park’s bison herd.
Floyd said that surveys of mature fish by ADCNR in recent years have indicated good populations of large bass and yearling bass, but not a lot of fish between 3 and 5 pounds, the size tournament anglers most often key on.
The yearling that would become Always Dreaming was bought for $350,000 by Brooklyn native Anthony Bonomo, who would later share ownership with his Brooklyn childhood friend, Vinnie Viola.
Bred in upstate New York, the then-unnamed yearling was originally sold to Conquest Stables for $180,000 because its sire was Eclipse Award winner Uncle Mo.
Bonomo, 59, had bought the colt for $350,000 at the Keeneland yearling sales in September 2015.
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First Known Use of yearling
YEARLING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of yearling for English Language Learners
: an animal (such as a horse) that is between one and two years old
YEARLING Defined for Kids
Definition of yearling for Students
: an animal that is between one and two years old
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