noun, plural hoofs or hooves for 1, 2, 4; hoof for 3.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Idioms for hoof plural hoof.
Origin of hoof
OTHER WORDS FROM hoofhoof·i·ness, nounhoof·less, adjectivehoof·like, adjective
Words nearby hoof
Example sentences from the Web for hoofing
There he was, hoofing it down a dusty road on his way to a local church.
We shall be much happier ranching or hoofing it with the Lost Legion.John Brown|Captain R. W. Campbell
Henry wasn't with the car, at that moment, but was hoofing it into Ash Fork from the hills, glad to have his scalp with him.Motor Matt's Mystery|Stanley R. Matthews
Weve done better than twenty miles of hoofing it along this trail since sunup.
I was hoofing it over the flinty highway, trying to favour my blisters, when I heard a hail behind me.The Glory of The Coming|Irvin S. Cobb
Weve got a good thirty miles of hoofing it down the trail before well be anywhere near a place we can get horses.
British Dictionary definitions for hoofing
noun plural hooves (huːvz) or hoofs
- the horny covering of the end of the foot in the horse, deer, and all other ungulate mammals
- (in combination)a hoofbeat Related adjective: ungular
- (of livestock) alive
- in an impromptu mannerhe did his thinking on the hoof
- to walk
- to dance