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

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

barling ‎(plural barlings)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Scotland) A pole.