• WordNet 3.6
    • n yearling an animal in its second year
    • n yearling a racehorse considered one year old until the second Jan. 1 following its birth
    • n yearling a young child
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Yearling An animal one year old, or in the second year of its age; -- applied chiefly to cattle, sheep, and horses.
    • a Yearling Being a year old. "A yearling bullock to thy name small smoke."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n yearling A young beast one year old or in the second year of its age.
    • n yearling Under racing and trotting rules, a horse one year old, dating from January 1st of the year of foaling.
    • yearling A year old; of a year's age, duration, or date: as, a yearling heifer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Yearling an animal a year old
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Year, + -ling,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. geár, gér; Ger. jahr, Ice. ár, Gr. hōra, season.


In literature:

By autumn the youngster was so big and sleek that he might almost have passed for a yearling.
"The House in the Water" by Charles G. D. Roberts
To prevent this, he put on the yearling a muzzle set full of sharpened nails.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
I has some chickens and hawgs and a yearling or two to sell every year.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
They were mostly yearlings and as sleek as moles.
"A Year in the Fields" by John Burroughs
Her mother died before Elise was six months old, and her father before she was a yearling.
"Blue Goose" by Frank Lewis Nason
Then he told me how many steers and yearlings he owned, and how much grazin' land he'd got inside of wire.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
I would plant on nothing but deep upland soil, planting good yearling trees.
"The Apple" by Various
They had rounded up nearly two hundred calves and yearlings.
"Frances of the Ranges" by Amy Bell Marlowe
One was the fleece of a yearling ram.
"Notes on Agriculture in Cyprus and Its Products" by William Bevan
He undid the yearling's legs.
"Stepsons of Light" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes

In news:

Mindy and Maggie are yearlings now, but when they grow up, they will weigh about 800 pounds.
Goffs Horses in Training & Open Yearling Sale.
A total of 174 yearlings grossed $4,006,600, up 54.1% from 2011, when 154 brought $2,599,700.
This year, Claiborne Farm will send about 50 yearlings to the sales, and these 50 are expected to represent the gold (or Claiborne orange, as it's historically called) silks with distinction.
Old Topper was the highest price paid in 10 years at the annual yearling sale conducted by the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society ( Alberta division).
A yearling female sheep in West Texas has been diagnosed with anthrax , the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) reported today.
187 yearlings sold, median $19,318.
In September, thoroughbred and standardbred breeders were hit hard by fire-sale prices for yearlings.
O'Byrne was interviewed Sept 12 while shopping for horses at the Keeneland September yearling auction in Lexington.
272 yearlings sold, median $30,000.
Magnolia Heights fifth-grader Aidan Sowell (center) looks on in amazement as classmates take turns touching "Gator," a yearling alligator.
183 yearlings sold, median $114,280.
Yankee Gentleman brought $70,000 to top Equine Sales of Louisiana's inaugural yearling auction, which was held Sept 5 in Opelousas, La.
Shoemaker brought 17 yearlings to Keeneland's just-completed September sale.
Doncaster St Ledger Festival Yearling Sale.

In science:

It is interesting to study the relationship between the selling prices and the characteristics of the bulls: yearling height at shoulder; fat-free body (pounds); percentage of fat-free body; scale from 1 (small) to 8 (large); back fat (inches); sale height at shoulder (inches) and scale weight (pounds).
Nonparametric checks for single-index models