hoofbound

[ hoo f-bound, hoof- ]
/ ˈhʊfˌbaʊnd, ˈhuf- /

adjective

(of horses and other hoofed animals) having the heels of the hoofs dry and contracted, causing lameness.

Nearby words

  1. hooey,
  2. hoof,
  3. hoof it,
  4. hoof-and-mouth disease,
  5. hoofbeat,
  6. hoofed,
  7. hoofer,
  8. hoofprint,
  9. hooft,
  10. hoogh

Origin of hoofbound

First recorded in 1590–1600; hoof + -bound1

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British Dictionary definitions for hoofbound

hoofbound

/ (ˈhuːfˌbaʊnd) /

adjective

vet science (of a horse) having dry contracted hooves, with resultant pain and lameness
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