from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Excessive inward or downward curvature of the spine, especially in a horse.

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  • n. An excessive sagging of the spine of a quadruped animal, especially a horse.

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

  • adj. having abnormal sagging of the spine (especially in horses)


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