Equid, the horse family, a division of the odd-toed (perissodactyle) Ungulates or hoofed mammals.
In all the hoofed mammals of this period the zygapophyses are flat.
In hoofed animals the process of gradual diminution is shown even in existing forms, and still better in extinct forms.
But beyond the Mandans they hoofed it, or poled and paddled and pulled.
He tried to enlist when the War began, but he was so crippled with rheumatism that they hoofed him out.
We'll say I've hoofed it all day, making about fifteen miles.
Animals are hoofed or unguled of their hoofs; and langued of their tongues.
Most of the fellows took cabs, on account of their luggage, but Goblin and I hoofed it.
This indicates the line of development of the Ungulates (hoofed animals) in the struggle of the Tertiary Era.
He said fifty miles, and I bet we've hoofed a hundred and still we haven't struck it yet.
Old English hof "hoof," from Proto-Germanic *hofaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian hof, Old Norse hofr, Danish hov, Dutch hoef, German Huf "hof"), from PIE *kop- "to beat, strike" (cf. Sanskrit saphah "hoof"). For spelling, see hood (n.1).
"to walk" (hoof it), first attested 1640s, from hoof (n.); slang meaning "to dance" is 1920, American English (implied in hoofer). Related: Hoofed; hoofing.