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

n a young horse

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

v give birth to a foal

“the mare foaled
Type of:
bear, birth, deliver, give birth, have
cause to be born

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