wind-broken [wind-broh-kuh n] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Veterinary Pathology. (of horses)

  1. 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.

    The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII)

    John Greenleaf Whittier

  • I’d rather drive a team of wind-broken mustangs, any day in the year!

    The Real Man

    Francis Lynde

  • The group lugubriously settled in a circle upon an assemblage of wind-broken red velvet chairs and wooden stools.

    Free Air

    Sinclair Lewis

  • He was wind-broken and undoubtedly would have played out before we got through the mountains.

    The Pony Rider Boys in Alaska

    Frank Gee Patchin

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

    Pierre; or The Ambiguities

    Herman Melville

  • British Dictionary definitions for wind-broken wind-broken adjective

    1. (of a horse) asthmatic or heaving

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