shearling

[ sheer-ling ]
/ ˈʃɪər lɪŋ /
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. shearer,
  2. shearing,
  3. shearing gang,
  4. shearing shed,
  5. shearlegs,
  6. shears,
  7. shearwater,
  8. sheatfish,
  9. sheath,
  10. sheath knife

Origin of shearling

First recorded in 1350–1400, shearling is from the Middle English word scherling. See shear, -ling1

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British Dictionary definitions for shearling

shearling

/ (ˈʃɪəlɪŋ) /

noun

a young sheep after its first shearing
the skin of such an animal
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