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yearling

[yeer-ling] /ˈyɪər lɪŋ/
noun
1.
an animal in its second year.
2.
a horse one year old, dating from January 1 of the year after the year of foaling.
adjective
3.
being a year old.
4.
of a year's duration or standing:
a yearling bride.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English; see year, -ling1; cognate with German Jährling
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Examples for yearling
  • Three years ago myriads of yearling steelhead home to spawn.
  • Gate training begins early as a weanling and continues in earnest as a yearling.
British Dictionary definitions for yearling

yearling

/ˈjɪəlɪŋ/
noun
1.
the young of any of various animals, including the antelope and buffalo, between one and two years of age
2.
a thoroughbred racehorse counted for racing purposes as being one year old until the second Jan 1 following its birth
3.
  1. a bond that is intended to mature after one year
  2. (as modifier) yearling bonds
adjective
4.
being a year old
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Word Origin and History for yearling
n.

mid-15c., from year + -ling.

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