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The Collaborative Dictionary

Yearling \Year"ling\, n. [Year + -ling.] An animal one year old, or in the second year of its age; -- applied chiefly to cattle, sheep, and horses. [1913 Webster]
Yearling \Year"ling\, a. Being a year old. "A yearling bullock to thy name small smoke." --Pope. [1913 Webster] yearlong

Word Net



1 a young child [syn: toddler, tot, bambino]
2 a racehorse considered one year old until the second Jan. 1 following its birth
3 an animal in its second year

Moby Thesaurus

Brahman, Indian buffalo, aurochs, babe, baby, baby bunting, bambino, beef, beef cattle, beeves, bison, bossy, bovine, bovine animal, buffalo, bull, bullock, calf, carabao, cattle, cow, critter, dairy cattle, dairy cow, dogie, heifer, hornless cow, incubator baby, infant, kine, leppy, little angel, little darling, maverick, mewling infant, milch cow, milcher, milk cow, milker, muley cow, muley head, musk-ox, neat, neonate, nursling, ox, oxen, papoose, preemie, premature baby, preschooler, puling infant, steer, stirk, stot, suckling, toddler, weanling, wisent, yak, zebu



  1. an animal that is between one and two years old
  2. a racehorse that is considered to be one year old until a subsequent January 1st


Yearling may refer to:
  • Yearling (biology, zoology), an animal in its second year of life.
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