shoe boil

noun Veterinary Pathology.

a swelling of the elbow of a horse due to irritation caused by the hoof striking the elbow when lying down.

Nearby words

  1. shockstall,
  2. shockumentary,
  3. shod,
  4. shoddy,
  5. shoe,
  6. shoe is on the other foot, the,
  7. shoe leather,
  8. shoe-shine,
  9. shoe-string,
  10. shoebill

Origin of shoe boil

First recorded in 1910–15

Also called capped elbow. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019