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hobday

verb
  1. (tr) to alleviate (a breathing problem in certain horses) by the surgical operation of removing soft tissue ventricles to pull back the vocal fold
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Derived Formshobdayed, adjective

Word Origin for hobday

C20: named after F. T. Hobday (1869–1939), English veterinary surgeon, who devised the operation
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Historical Examples of hobday

  • This was the estimated area before Col. Hobday's survey of 1883-5.

    In the Andamans and Nicobars

    C. Boden Kloss

  • Hobday began to apologise for his appearance, but the announcement that dinner was ready cut short the unnecessary speech.

  • If, during dinner, Hobday noticed that a native replenished his glass whenever it was empty, he made no protest.

  • Although he bobbed about in an unnecessarily energetic manner, it was clear to Knight that Hobday had been inside a ballroom.