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swayback

[swey-bak] /ˈsweɪˌbæk/ Veterinary Pathology
noun
1.
an excessive downward curvature of the spinal column in the dorsal region, especially of horses.
adjective
Origin of swayback
1865-1870
An Americanism dating back to 1865-70; sway + back1
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  • A man well advanced in years dismounted from a swayback horse at the gate, threw a plow point on the ground and came forward.

    Up Terrapin River Opie P. Read

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