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adjective Veterinary Pathology.
  1. (of a horse, mule, etc.) having a forward bowing of the knee caused by shortening of the flexor tendons.
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Origin of knee-sprung

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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Historical Examples of knee-sprung

  • A horseman would have called him knee-sprung and declared he stumbled.

    The Man from the Bitter Roots

    Caroline Lockhart

  • A cadaverous horse, knee-sprung and wheezy, dragged the van at the gait of a caterpillar.