Meaning of shearling in English:


Pronunciation /ˈʃɪəlɪŋ/

See synonyms for shearling


  • 1A sheep that has been shorn once.

    as modifier ‘a group of shearling rams’
    • ‘Wednesday October 2 will see the breeding sheep, with some 3,00 ewes and gimmer shearlings, starting at 10 am, followed by 280 rams at noon.’
    • ‘The order of sale will be slightly different in that first will come the gimmer shearlings followed by breeding ewes then store lambs and, finally, tups.’
    • ‘Last year's ewe lambs that would have been away - wintered and are now shearlings (shorn once), will now enter the flock to replace both the draft and the worn ewes.’
    • ‘Also at the Great Yorkshire Show, Peter Woof of Storthend Farm, near Kendal, won the Texel breed championships with a home-bred shearling ram, against stiff competition, including the winner of the Royal Show.’
    • ‘Amongst the gimmer shearlings, Raymond Twiddle took the first prize and made £88 with the whole section averaging £61 per head.’
    • ‘A total of 1,680 Suffolk gimmer shearlings averaged £57 up to a top of £72 for a nice pen from Peter Caley.’
    • ‘Lavishing praise on the gimmer shearling, whose father took the same trophy last year, Mr Stones said: ‘She has a good style and a tremendous carcass, she is full of character and will make a great future breeder.’’
    • ‘Some 40 Lake District hill farmers will sell half and whole lambs and shearlings cut ready for the freezer in boxes delivered by mail order.’
    • ‘A shearling ram shown by Tom Davies, of Pinvin, was champion male and reserve supreme.’
    • ‘There was a very strong demand for good quality rams with a complete clearance of the 58 shearling rams on offer; while the demand for ram lambs was not as strong there was still an 80% clearance, with average prices well up on last year.’
    • ‘Over at the sheep pens, Whittington farmer James Airey celebrated as his two-year-old Suffolk gimmer shearling took the title of supreme sheep champion.’
    • ‘The best price of the day was achieved by Raymond Twiddle with the first lot of shearlings which made £60 per head; but the average was around £55.’
    1. 1.1mass noun Wool or fleece from a shearling sheep.
      as modifier ‘shearling gloves’
      • ‘Put away heavy and dark wools and tweeds, fur, shearling, mohair, angora, cashmere, down-filled or quilted leather or suede items, chunky wool knits, flannel and fleece.’
      • ‘Now they can choose from softer, shabby chic styles to sophisticated uses of toile, cashmere, leather and shearling.’
      • ‘Make your coffee run in cushy style with this cashmere pullover and merino shearling vest.’
      • ‘So does hamburger, leather, wool, shearling and many other products that most of us use daily.’
      • ‘Francis held my attention the second I stepped into her stark boudoir-style showroom with splashes of turquoise and fuchsia in the shape of strappy heels, shiny bags and sexy li'l numbers in wool jersey, mesh, chiffon and shearling.’
      • ‘Doremi, for one, discovered a fine coat of leather with a comfortably warm interior lining of shearling wool displayed upon a clothing stand.’
      • ‘There are slides, mules, comfy slip-ons in leather and suede, corduroy or shearling.’
      • ‘To add warmth to your leather or suede jacket, shearling lining is popular, as is a fur collar (fake fur, of course).’
      • ‘In 1997, she launched a shoe collection comprising of both day and evening styles, in velvet, silk, patent leather, snake and lizard skin, shearling and suede.’
      • ‘And, of course, fur, shearling and leather are major components of the collection and recall the animal-skin coats that all the best-dressed nomads favour.’
      • ‘But designers do know best when it comes to riding a trend - there's a slew of more shaped and flattering shearling boots out there this season that keep to the earthy feel without sacrificing style.’
      • ‘The selection of jackets and overcoats he sent out ran the gamut from boxy shrunken casual jackets and lightweight trenchcoats to a deliciously sexy dyed yellow shearling vest.’
      • ‘If you regret not buying a trendy fall jacket before winter came along, you still have another chance with this brown shearling jacket.’
      • ‘Made of 100% polyester shell and acrylic/polyester pile, it looks and feels like genuine shearling.’
      • ‘Don't worry; even though it's extremely popular, you're not alone if you don't know what shearling is.’
      • ‘He showed some to-die-for skirts with brown fur trim and he used sable, shearling, mink, and other animal skins in places where we expect them to be (fab collar and coat cuff accents) and places where we were surprised to see them.’
      • ‘He excelled with his outerwear pieces, with special mention going to his espresso antique suede down-filled snorkel jacket with fur trimmed hood and dark brown mink finish shearling asymmetrical jacket.’
      • ‘Faux leopard, mink, Mongolian lamb, shearling and more are seen in coats, vests and wraps-on their face, in their linings or as one-half of a reversible duo.’
      • ‘Its shearling boots are just about elegant enough for your special day.’
      • ‘With the trend in aviator gear, the classic shearling jacket is an obvious choice for those who love the look of leather and the warmth of fur.’
    2. 1.2US A coat made from or lined with shearling wool.
      ‘While it lacks the glamour factor of soft sensuous fur, a shearling's ability to keep out the cold is indisputable.’
      • ‘For products like shearlings, we usually apply some texturing in the design software so the customers can get a better idea of the final product.’
      • ‘I want somewhere I can fall into, throw off the seven-layer garb, and dine knowing those around me aren't hoping Bill Cunningham will shoot them for the ‘Sunday Styles’ section in their new shearling.’