Part of speech: adjective

Being a year old.

Part of speech: noun

An animal between one and two years old.

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Usage examples "yearling":

  1. It has grown to an enormous beast, and costs too much to feed; Isak is taking it down to the village, to bring up a suitable yearling in exchange. - "Growth of the Soil", Knut Hamsun.
  2. Another sale took place, which I attended, and I quote the prices:- Yearling bull, 1, 000 dollars; ditto heifer, 1, 500. Cows, of full Durham blood, but bred in Kentucky, 1, 245 dollars; ditto, 1, 235 dollars. - "Diary in America, Series One", Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat).
  3. Cub- Right is the right of the Yearling. - "The Second Jungle Book", Rudyard Kipling.