- (of a horse, mule, etc.) having a forward bowing of the knee caused by shortening of the flexor tendons.
Origin of knee-sprung
An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for knee-sprung
A horseman would have called him knee-sprung and declared he stumbled.The Man from the Bitter Roots
A cadaverous horse, knee-sprung and wheezy, dragged the van at the gait of a caterpillar.