hoofbound [hoo f-bound, hoof-] Word Origin adjective

  1. (of horses and other hoofed animals) having the heels of the hoofs dry and contracted, causing lameness.

Origin of hoofbound First recorded in 1590–1600; hoof + -bound1 British Dictionary definitions for hoofbound hoofbound adjective

  1. vet science (of a horse) having dry contracted hooves, with resultant pain and lameness

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