A foal is a baby horse. Most horses give birth to only one foal at a time, though occasionally they have two.

You can use the word foal for a horse that's younger than one year old — after turning one, a foal becomes a yearling. Foals can be either male, also called a colt, or female, also called a filly. When a mare, or adult female horse, has a baby, you can say she foals. The Old English root word, fola, means "foal" or "colt."

Definitions of foal
  1. noun
    a young horse
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    a young female horse under the age of four
    a young male horse under the age of four
    ridgel, ridgeling, ridgil, ridgling
    a colt with undescended testicles
    type of:
    young mammal
    any immature mammal
  2. verb
    give birth to a foal
    “the mare foaled
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    type of:
    bear, birth, deliver, give birth, have
    cause to be born
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