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foal

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Pronunciation: /fəʊl
 
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Definition of foal in English:

noun

A young horse or related animal.
Example sentences
  • Most prepared diets for foals and young growing horses are extremely high in sugar.
  • Most predation probably occurs on foals and elderly animals.
  • The entire tribe, excepting young foals and their mothers, was out, fighting.
Synonyms
young horse/donkey/pony/mule;
colt, filly

verb

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1(Of a mare) give birth to a foal.
Example sentences
  • Middlesex Drive will stand for $2,500, with special consideration to mares foaling in Pennsylvania.
  • His stud fee has been set at $2,500, with a $500 discount to mares foaling in the state.
  • Three to six weeks before foaling, the mare's udder usually begins to develop.
1.1 (be foaled) (Of a foal) be born.
Example sentences
  • The overall statistics include 157 progeny covered by North American stallions that were foaled outside the continent.
  • The overall statistics include 185 progeny sired by North American stallions that were foaled abroad.
  • Her last foal was the Storm Cat filly Dreamlike, who was foaled in 1997 but is unraced.

Origin

Old English fola, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch veulen and German Fohlen, also to filly.

Phrases

in (or with) foal

1
(Of a mare) pregnant.
Example sentences
  • He is waiting to see if one of his precious mares is in foal.
  • There are mares in foal in nearby fields on top of the fact that it is lambing season.
  • She stopped at the stall of a bay mare heavy with foal.

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