/shear"ling/, n.
1. Chiefly Brit. a yearling sheep that has been shorn once.
2. short wool pulled from such a sheep.
3. the skin from a recently shorn sheep or lamb, tanned with the wool still on it.
[1350-1400; ME scherling. See SHEAR, -LING1]

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