hoofbeat

[hoo f-beet, hoof-]

Origin of hoofbeat

First recorded in 1840–50; hoof + beat
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Word Origin and History for hoofbeat
n.

also hoof-beat, 1821, from hoof (n.) + beat (n.).

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