knee-sprung

[ nee-spruhng ]
/ ˈniˌsprʌŋ /

adjective Veterinary Pathology.

(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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