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yearling

[ yeer-ling ]
/ ˈyɪər lɪŋ /
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noun
an animal in its second year.
a horse one year old, dating from January 1 of the year after the year of foaling.
adjective
being a year old.
of a year's duration or standing: a yearling bride.
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Origin of yearling

1425–75; late Middle English; see year, -ling1; cognate with German Jährling
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British Dictionary definitions for yearling

yearling
/ (ˈjɪəlɪŋ) /

noun
the young of any of various animals, including the antelope and buffalo, between one and two years of age
a thoroughbred racehorse counted for racing purposes as being one year old until the second Jan 1 following its birth
  1. a bond that is intended to mature after one year
  2. (as modifier)yearling bonds
adjective
being a year old
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