Foal definition

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To give birth to (a foal)
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To give birth to a foal.
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To give birth to a foal.
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A young (male or female) horse, especially just after birth or less than a year old.
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(equestrian) To give birth; to bear offspring.
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The young offspring of a horse or other equine animal, especially one under a year old.
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A young horse, mule, donkey, etc.; colt or filly.
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The young offspring of a horse or other equine animal, especially one under a year old.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
foal
Plural:
foals

Origin of foal

  • Middle English fole from Old English fola pau-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English fola, from Proto-Germanic *fulô, from pre-Germanic *pl̥Hon-, from Proto-Indo-European *pōlH- ‘animal young’ (compare Ancient Greek πώλος (pṓlos), Latin pullus, Albanian pelë ‘mare’, Armenian ul ‘kid, fawn’).

    From Wiktionary