• (RP) IPA: /fəʊl/, /fɔʊl/
  • (America) IPA: /foʊl/

foal (plural foals)

  1. A young horse or related animal, especially just after birth or less than a year old.
  2. (mining, historical) A young boy who assisted the headsman by pushing or pulling the tub.
Translations Verb

foal (foals, present participle foaling; past and past participle foaled)

  1. (ambitransitive) To give birth to (a foal); to bear offspring.
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities:
      All the time, our overfraught hearts are beating at a rate that would far outstrip the fastest gallop of the fastest horses ever foaled.
    • 1877, Anna Sewell, Black Beauty, Chapter 22:
      "Well," said John, "I don't believe there is a better pair of horses in the country, and right grieved I am to part with them, but they are not alike; the black one is the most perfect temper I ever knew; I suppose he has never known a hard word or a blow since he was foaled, and all his pleasure seems to be to do what you wish […]

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