1. suffering from or affected with spavin.
  2. being of or marked by a decrepit or broken-down condition: a spavined old school bus abandoned in a field.

Origin of spavined

First recorded in 1400–50, spavined is from the late Middle English word spaveyned. See spavin, -ed3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. vet science affected with spavin; lame
  2. decrepit or worn out
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