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weaner

[wee-ner] /ˈwi nər/
noun
1.
a recently weaned animal.
2.
Stockbreeding. a device placed over the mouth of an animal that is being weaned, to keep it from suckling.
Origin of weaner
1570-1580
First recorded in 1570-80; wean + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for weaner

weaner

/ˈwiːnə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that weans
2.
a pig that has just been weaned and weighs less than 40 kg
3.
(Austral & NZ) a lamb, pig, or calf in the year in which it is weaned
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