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  1. (noun) The young offspring of a horse or other equine animal, especially one under a year old.
  2. (verb-intransitive) To give birth to a foal.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. Diane Lane's Penny Chenery Tweedy takes charge of her father's troubled farm as a foal is born in 1970 and goes on to win the Triple Crown. - The Short List: A Guide to This Week's Arts and Entertainment
  2. Remember not to neglect your brood mares, particularly those that have difficulty getting in foal or keeping a pregnancy beyond 45 days. - SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles - Part 1240
  3. And the wolf-dog, with ears flattened down and crouching, would slide silkily away, only to circle up to the foal from the other side and give cause to the mare for new alarm. - Chapter XXVII
  4. Controlling Eastern tent caterpillars is vital to area horse farms, as UK research has strongly linked the caterpillars with outbreaks of Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome (MRLS), which can cause late-term foal losses, early-term fetal losses, and weak foals. - News
  5. He mentions, however, the [Greek: pĂ´lion], or bit of livid flesh, which we call the foal's bit, and which he says the mare ejects before the foal. " - Notes and Queries, Number 208, October 22, 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc


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