yearling

noun year·ling \ ˈyir-liŋ , 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

yearling

adjective

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First Known Use of yearling

15th century


YEARLING Defined for English Language Learners

yearling

noun

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

yearling

noun year·ling \ ˈyir-liŋ \

Definition of yearling for Students

: an animal that is between one and two years old


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