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From Middle English yerling, yerlyng, equivalent to year +‎ -ling. Cognate with Dutch jaarling (yearling), German Jährling (yearling).

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yearling (plural yearlings)

  1. An animal that is between one and two years old; one that is in its second year (but not yet two full years old).
    a yearling lamb
  2. A racehorse that is considered to be one year old until a subsequent January 1st.

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