swayback

[ swey-bak ]
/ ˈsweɪˌbæk /
Veterinary Pathology

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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