Definition of "yearling" []

  • An animal that is one year old or has not completed its second year. (noun)
  • A thoroughbred racehorse one year old dating from January 1 of the year in which it was foaled. (noun)
  • Being one year old. (adjective)
  • The young of any of various animals, including the antelope and buffalo, between one and two years of age (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A thoroughbred racehorse counted for racing purposes as being one year old until the second Jan 1 following its birth (noun)
  • A bond that is intended to mature after one year (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Being a year old (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

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