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

  • n. A year-old sheep that has been sheared once.
  • n. The skin of a shearling or of a newly sheared sheep or lamb, tanned and with the wool on.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sheep that has been shorn for the first time
  • n. A sheepskin or lambskin that has gone through a limited shearing process so that the fibers are of uniform depth

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sheep but once sheared.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sheep of one shear, or that has been once shorn.


shear +‎ -ling (Wiktionary)



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