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year·ling

 (yîr′lĭng)
n.
1. An animal that is one year old or has not completed its second year.
2. A racehorse that is one year old, dating from January 1 of the year in which it was foaled in the Northern Hemisphere, and from July 1 or August 1 in the Southern Hemisphere.

year′ling adj.

yearling

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

year•ling

(ˈyɪər lɪŋ)

n.
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.
adj.
3. being a year old.
[1425–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yearling - a young childyearling - a young child        
child, kid, minor, nipper, tiddler, youngster, tike, shaver, small fry, nestling, fry, tyke - a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"
2.yearling - a racehorse considered one year old until the second Jan. 1 following its birthyearling - a racehorse considered one year old until the second Jan. 1 following its birth
bangtail, race horse, racehorse - a horse bred for racing
3.yearling - an animal in its second yearyearling - an animal in its second year  
eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal - mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
Translations

yearling

[ˈjɪəlɪŋ]
A. ADJprimal
B. Nprimal(a) m/f

yearling

n (= animal)Jährling m; (= racehorse also)Einjährige(r) mf
adjeinjährig

yearling

[ˈjɪəlɪŋ] n (racehorse) → yearling m inv
References in classic literature ?
The stallion of my choice grazed with a filly and two yearlings a little apart from the balance of the herd and nearest to the forest and to me.
Nobs was between him and the main herd, to which the yearling and filly had already fled.
That night Kotick danced the Fire-dance with the yearling seals.
Then he remembered in a flash what the Burgomaster gull had screamed to him when he was a little yearling at Walrus Islet, and he tumbled backward in the water, for he knew that he had found Sea Cow at last.
He has a ship of mine, and I want it, to cross over to Elis: I have twelve brood mares there with yearling mule foals by their side not yet broken in, and I want to bring one of them over here and break him.
Tell her to bid the matrons gather at the temple of Minerva in the acropolis; let her then take her key and open the doors of the sacred building; there, upon the knees of Minerva, let her lay the largest, fairest robe she has in her house--the one she sets most store by; let her, moreover, promise to sacrifice twelve yearling heifers that have never yet felt the goad, in the temple of the goddess, if she will take pity on the town, with the wives and little ones of the Trojans, and keep the son of Tydeus from falling on the goodly city of Ilius; for he fights with fury and fills men's souls with panic.
Get the matrons together, and go with offerings to the temple of Minerva driver of the spoil; there, upon the knees of Minerva, lay the largest and fairest robe you have in your house--the one you set most store by; promise, moreover, to sacrifice twelve yearling heifers that have never yet felt the goad, in the temple of the goddess if she will take pity on the town, with the wives and little ones of the Trojans, and keep the son of Tydeus from off the goodly city of Ilius, for he fights with fury, and fills men's souls with panic.
At most times I am as a yearling lamb, but when one cometh between me and my meat, I am a raging lion, as it were.
A fat yearling rewarded a half hour of stealthy creeping and a sudden, savage rush, and it was late in the afternoon when the ape-man settled himself upon his haunches beside his kill to enjoy the fruits of his skill, his cunning, and his prowess.
Though a long way from his full growth, White Fang, next to Lip-lip, was the largest yearling in the village.
the yearling heifer, that them skulking devils the Tetons stole, was the biggest coward among us all, and after her came your drivelling Doctor.
As soon as I had secured my two weak, rescued prisoners, and given them shelter, and a place to rest them upon, I began to think of making some provision for them; and the first thing I did, I ordered Friday to take a yearling goat, betwixt a kid and a goat, out of my particular flock, to be killed; when I cut off the hinder-quarter, and chopping it into small pieces, I set Friday to work to boiling and stewing, and made them a very good dish, I assure you, of flesh and broth; and as I cooked it without doors, for I made no fire within my inner wall, so I carried it all into the new tent, and having set a table there for them, I sat down, and ate my own dinner also with them, and, as well as I could, cheered them and encouraged them.