Definition of yearling in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈjɪəlɪŋ
, ˈjəː-/


  • 1An animal (especially a sheep, calf, or foal) that is a year old or that is in its second year.
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    • He mates them to a Charolais bull and keeps the calves until they are yearlings.
    • Send yearlings to the feedlot early and curtail replacement heifer production for a year.
    • L. J. Express has sired three foals in one crop of racing age and has two yearlings in his second crop.
  • 1.1A racehorse in the calendar year after its year of foaling.
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    • The structure that was destroyed was a barn used for foaling mares and prepping yearlings.
    • Killed in the fire were four horses that were being laid up from the racetrack, two yearlings, and one weanling.
    • The final day will feature mostly yearlings and horses of racing age.


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  • 1Having lived for a year; a year old: a yearling calf
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    • It can add weight to yearling cattle or increase cow condition prior to winter.
    • Now 11, last week's yearling filly at Doncaster was her first to make the sales ring.
    • The effect of varying levels of Ca on bone density of yearling horses is reported in Table 4.
  • 1.1Relating to an animal that is a year old: the yearling market
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    • Final totals for the premier yearling market in France extended beyond the hopes of the sales company.
    • Mulholland, whose farm mainly breeds to sell for the yearling market, said he was buying at OBS for the first time.
    • Seattle Dancer's enduring moment of fame came in July 1985 when offered at the Keeneland July selected yearling sale at the height of the boom in the yearling market.
  • 2 Finance Denoting a bond issued by a local authority and redeemable after one year.
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    • Aside from the yearling payment affair, O'Connell had other connections with the Fustok family.

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