Definition of shearling in English:


Line breaks: shear|ling
Pronunciation: /ˈʃɪəlɪŋ


1A sheep that has been shorn once: [as modifier]: a group of shearling rams
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  • Wednesday October 2 will see the breeding sheep, with some 3,00 ewes and gimmer shearlings, starting at 10 am, followed by 280 rams at noon.
  • The order of sale will be slightly different in that first will come the gimmer shearlings followed by breeding ewes then store lambs and, finally, tups.
  • Last year's ewe lambs that would have been away - wintered and are now shearlings (shorn once), will now enter the flock to replace both the draft and the worn ewes.
1.1 [mass noun] Wool or fleece from a shearling sheep: [as modifier]: shearling gloves
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  • Put away heavy and dark wools and tweeds, fur, shearling, mohair, angora, cashmere, down-filled or quilted leather or suede items, chunky wool knits, flannel and fleece.
  • Now they can choose from softer, shabby chic styles to sophisticated uses of toile, cashmere, leather and shearling.
  • Make your coffee run in cushy style with this cashmere pullover and merino shearling vest.
1.2chiefly US A coat made from or lined with shearling wool.
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  • While it lacks the glamour factor of soft sensuous fur, a shearling's ability to keep out the cold is indisputable.
  • For products like shearlings, we usually apply some texturing in the design software so the customers can get a better idea of the final product.
  • I want somewhere I can fall into, throw off the seven-layer garb, and dine knowing those around me aren't hoping Bill Cunningham will shoot them for the ‘Sunday Styles’ section in their new shearling.

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