What does the word suckling mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • An unweaned babe.

Usage examples for suckling

  1. It is a common remark, that " a mother who is suckling may eat anything." – Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children by Pye Henry Chavasse
  2. You look like an old cow that has been suckling two calves on the winter veld. – Child of Storm by H. Rider Haggard
  3. At its conclusion she swung around on the bench, her back drooping as if under pressure of indolence; yawned; crossed to the window and between the parted lace curtains stood regarding the street two stories beneath, and, beyond the patches of intervening roofs, a limited view of the Hudson River, a barge of coal passing leisurely up center stream, a tug suckling at its side. – Every Soul Hath Its Song by Fannie Hurst