- Chiefly British. a yearling sheep that has been shorn once.
- short wool pulled from such a sheep.
- the skin from a recently shorn sheep or lamb, tanned with the wool still on it.
Origin of shearling
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Examples from the Web for shearling
Urban shearling coats were worn with silk dresses printed with patterns inspired by aboriginal art.Rodarte Channels Australia In Fall Show for New York Fashion Week
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He said his father was shepherd to a big farmer, who had sent him with two score of shearling ewes to get highland pasture.
On the following night Viscount Birdsaye lost a shearling ram, for which he was reported to have paid a fabulous sum.Bob, Son of Battle
The shearling tup is then a 2-shear tup, and the dinmont is a wether, but more correctly a 2-shear wether.
Of the nine shearling ewes he “fed” for the Cambridge Show, he lost four, and only raised two or three lambs from the rest.A Walk from London to John O'Groat's
- a young sheep after its first shearing
- the skin of such an animal
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