Words nearby hooves
Definition for hooves (2 of 2)
noun, plural hoofs or hooves for 1, 2, 4; hoof for 3.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of hoof
OTHER WORDS FROM hoofhoof·i·ness, nounhoof·less, adjectivehoof·like, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for hooves
The hooves are sawn off, followed by the head, from which the tongue is removed.
Jamie McFadden reminds us of the classic Louis C.K. rant about "rats with hooves," also known as deer.Deer Are a Menace and We Shouldn't Feel Bad About Killing Them|Justin Green|March 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But "hooves" is a better symbol for the context of the sentence.
At one stage he even sampled a local delicacy, cow foot soup, made from the hooves of cattle.
He took it a step further by comparing women's high heels to the hooves of demons.
Between two beats of his Arabian's hooves, he loosed his arrow.The Saracen: The Holy War|Robert Shea
Pan crossed his legs and his hooves clashed, striking sparks.Pagan Passions|Gordon Randall Garrett
Now and then a distant sound came to him: the lonely honk of a horn, a faintly tolling bell, a clatter of hooves.It Could Be Anything|John Keith Laumer
The thudding of hooves became a mutter and then a rumble and then a growl.Pariah Planet|Murray Leinster
First the rhythm; this time like the thunder of hooves and the jingle of spurs and accoutrements.The Road to Damascus|August Strindberg
British Dictionary definitions for hooves (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for hooves (2 of 2)
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