wind-broken [wind-broh-kuh n] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Veterinary Pathology. (of horses)
- having the breathing impaired; affected with heaves.
Origin of wind-broken First recorded in 1595–1605 Examples from the Web for wind-broken Historical Examples of wind-broken
If he bought a horse, it was sure to prove spavined or wind-broken.
John Greenleaf Whittier
I’d rather drive a team of wind-broken mustangs, any day in the year!
The group lugubriously settled in a circle upon an assemblage of wind-broken red velvet chairs and wooden stools.
He was wind-broken and undoubtedly would have played out before we got through the mountains.
Frank Gee Patchin
These wind-broken chaps are always in before the second death, seeing they always miss the first.
British Dictionary definitions for wind-broken wind-broken adjective
- (of a horse) asthmatic or heaving