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weaner

[ wee-ner ]
/ ˈwi nər /
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noun

a recently weaned animal.
Stockbreeding. a device placed over the mouth of an animal that is being weaned, to keep it from suckling.

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Origin of weaner

First recorded in 1570–80; wean + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for weaner

weaner
/ (ˈwiːnə) /

noun

a person or thing that weans
a pig that has just been weaned and weighs less than 40 kg
Australian and NZ a lamb, pig, or calf in the year in which it is weaned
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