foal


foal
A baby horse, usually refers to either a male or female horse from birth to January 1st of the following year. All racehorses are given the nominal birthday of January 1st. Thus a two-year-old born in June and one born in January of the same year are considered to be of the same age for the purposes of satisfying the conditions of some races re: weight carried. In reality, the January horse may be considered to have a significant advantage in terms of physical development at this early stage in its career.
A baby horse or pony still at its mother's side.

Equestrian sports dictionary . 2013.

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  • Foal — (f[=o]l), n. [OE. fole, AS. fola; akin to OHG. folo, G. fohlen, Goth. fula, Icel. foli, Sw. f[*a]le, Gr. pw^los, L. pullus a young animal. Cf. {Filly}, {Poultry}, {Pullet}.] (Zo[ o].) The young of any animal of the Horse family {(Equid[ae])}; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foal — fōl n the young of an animal of the horse family esp one less than one year old foal vi to give birth to a foal …   Medical dictionary

  • Foal — (f[=o]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foaled} (f[=o]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Foaling}.] To bring forth (a colt); said of a mare or a she ass. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foal — (f[=o]l), v. i. To bring forth young, as an animal of the horse kind. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foal — ● foal nom masculin (anglais foal) Poulain de race de sang n ayant pas encore un an …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • foal — foal·hood; foal; …   English syllables

  • foal — ► NOUN ▪ a young horse or related animal. ► VERB ▪ (of a mare) give birth to a foal. ORIGIN Old English, related to FILLY(Cf. ↑filly) …   English terms dictionary

  • foal — [fōl] n. [ME fole < OE fola, akin to ON foli, OHG folo (Ger fohlen) < IE base * pōu , little, small > FEW, FILLY, L paucus, little] a young horse, mule, donkey, etc.; colt or filly vt., vi. to give birth to (a foal) …   English World dictionary

  • foal|y — «FOH lee», adjective. (of a mare) in foal …   Useful english dictionary

  • Foal — A foal is a horse that is one year old or younger. More specific terms are colt for a male foal and filly for a female foal. When the foal is nursing its dam (mother), it may also be called a suckling . After the young horse has been weaned from… …   Wikipedia

  • foal — {{11}}foal (n.) O.E. fola foal, colt, from P.Gmc. *fulon (Cf. O.S. folo, M.Du., Du. veulen, O.N. foli, O.Fris. fola, O.H.G. folo, Ger. Fohlen, Goth. fula), from PIE *pulo young of an animal (Cf. Gk. polos …   Etymology dictionary