- suffering from or affected with spavin.
- being of or marked by a decrepit or broken-down condition: a spavined old school bus abandoned in a field.
Origin of spavined
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Examples from the Web for spavined
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Alfred was provided with a rickety buggy and a spavined horse.Watch Yourself Go By
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I can size a player up as quick as a horse buyer can a spavined nag.Baseball Joe at Yale
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He rode on a bob-tailed, big-headed, spavined and spotted horse.
He got down off the bob-tailed, big-headed, spavined and spotted horse, and came in.
- vet science affected with spavin; lame
- decrepit or worn out
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