yearling


yearling

noun

  1. an animal in its second year.
  2. a horse one year old, dating from January 1 of the year after the year of foaling.

adjective

  1. being a year old.
  2. of a year’s duration or standing: a yearling bride.

noun

  1. the young of any of various animals, including the antelope and buffalo, between one and two years of age
  2. a thoroughbred racehorse counted for racing purposes as being one year old until the second Jan 1 following its birth
    1. a bond that is intended to mature after one year
    2. (as modifier)yearling bonds

adjective

  1. being a year old

n.mid-15c., from year + -ling.

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