barling

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English *barling, diminutive of Middle English bar, bor (boar), equivalent to boar +‎ -ling. Compare Scots bar, bare, bair (boar).

Noun[edit]

barling (plural barlings)

  1. (UK dialectal) The smallest pig in a litter; runt.

Etymology 2[edit]

From bar +‎ -ling. Compare Swedish bärling (pole).

Noun[edit]

barling (plural barlings)

  1. (UK dialectal, Scotland) A pole.