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swaybacked

[ swey-bakt ]
/ ˈsweɪˌbækt /
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adjective Veterinary Pathology.
having the back sagged to an unusual degree; having a sway-back.
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Origin of swaybacked

First recorded in 1670–80; sway + backed

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How to use swaybacked in a sentence

  • The parlour had once been two rooms, and the floor was swaybacked where the partition had been cut away.

    My Antonia|Willa Cather
  • As we approached the tacky little swaybacked ranch-house, he opened his eyes.

  • Wasn't that the same swaybacked horse dozing at the hitching-post?

    In a Little Town|Rupert Hughes
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