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/ ˈsweɪˌbæk /
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an excessive downward curvature of the spinal column in the dorsal region, especially of horses.
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How to use swayback in a sentence
He was flushed, his eye watered and sparkled, and before he sat down I observed him to sway back and forth.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
The wheat, oats, and barley are very pretty as they sway back and forth in the wind.Stories of Great Musicians|Kathrine Lois Scobey
To his distorted vision it appeared to sway back and forth, up and down, yet it had scarcely begun to move.Woven with the Ship|Cyrus Townsend Brady
He saw the long hair sway back and forth as he shook the love-smitten man.The Cottage of Delight|Will N. Harben
Some woodworkers give their saws a slight camber, or belly, to correspond with the sway-back.Farm Mechanics|Herbert A. Shearer
British Dictionary definitions for swayback
vet science an abnormal sagging or concavity of the spine in older horses
a paralytic disease of new-born and young lambs caused by demyelination of the central nervous system due to copper deficiency
Derived forms of sway-backsway-backed, adjective
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