Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An animal that is one year old or has not completed its second year.
  • n. A thoroughbred racehorse one year old dating from January 1 of the year in which it was foaled.
  • adj. Being one year old.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An animal that is between one and two years old.
  • n. A racehorse that is considered to be one year old until a subsequent January 1st.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being a year old.
  • n. An animal one year old, or in the second year of its age; -- applied chiefly to cattle, sheep, and horses.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A young beast one year old or in the second year of its age.
  • n. Under racing and trotting rules, a horse one year old, dating from January 1st of the year of foaling.
  • A year old; of a year's age, duration, or date: as, a yearling heifer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a young child
  • n. a racehorse considered one year old until the second Jan. 1 following its birth
  • n. an animal in its second year

Etymologies

year +‎ -ling (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The value of Bandini, purchased for $500,000 as a yearling, is soaring.

    USATODAY.com

  • The whooping and hollering of a 12 year old who just tagged his first deer was more excitement then many of us aged guys show on a Booner but most within hearing distance would have thot the yearling was the next record buck.

    The Ritual: After Death, Before Venison

  • I am not sure if the yearling is a male or female, but typically female young stay close to their mothers and males go off on their own.

    Deer found on Urban University's Campus

  • A standard price for a yearling was a plug of tobacco.

    A Man Four-Square

  • Moodie that his yearling was at P — 's, and that he would advise him to get it back as soon as possible.

    Roughing It in the Bush

  • "He's a big, pretty horse," said Denali's Craig Bandoroff of this bay yearling, which is a half brother to grade I winner Mushka (by Empire Maker).

    Thoroughbred News | BloodHorse.com

  • Star's David Greathouse of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is from the family of grade

    Thoroughbred News | BloodHorse.com

  • "He's a strongly-made, powerful colt that walks very well," said Lane's End's Mike Cline of this chestnut yearling, which is out of a grade II winner and is a half brother to the French group III-placed winner Emirates Dream (by Kingmambo).

    Thoroughbred News | BloodHorse.com

  • "He's a big, strong, well-made, impressive individual," said Gainesway's Michael Hernon of this bay yearling, which is out of a stakes winner.

    Thoroughbred News | BloodHorse.com

  • Gainesway's Neil Howard of this bay yearling, which is out of an added-money winner.

    Thoroughbred News | BloodHorse.com

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