from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A pulmonary disease of horses; the heaves.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Far.) The heaves.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A respiratory disease or chronic condition of horses involving an allergic bronchitis characterised by wheezing, coughing and laboured breathing.
  • verb Past participle of break wind

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a chronic emphysema of the horse that causes difficult expiration and heaving of the flanks


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