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swayback

[ swey-bak ]
/ ˈsweɪˌbæk /
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noun

an excessive downward curvature of the spinal column in the dorsal region, especially of horses.

adjective

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Origin of swayback

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; sway + back1
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British Dictionary definitions for swayback

sway-back

noun

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-back

sway-backed, adjective
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