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wind-broken

[ wind-broh-kuhn ]

adjective

, Veterinary Pathology.
  1. having the breathing impaired; affected with heaves.


wind-broken

adjective

  1. (of a horse) asthmatic or heaving


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Word History and Origins

Origin of wind-broken1

First recorded in 1595–1605
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Example Sentences

The race which had flushed the girl's cheeks and deepened her breathing, left the fat squatter wind-broken and exhausted.

These wind-broken chaps are always in before the second death, seeing they always miss the first.

Her name was Skates; Pod said he so named her because she ran all the way and beat his pride-broken, wind-broken horse into town.

Farther on he brought up trembling in every limb at the fall of a wind-broken tree.

Judson knew that the last lap was not in his trembling muscles or in the thumping heart and the wind-broken lungs.

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