Definition of spavin in English:

spavin

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Pronunciation: /ˈspavɪn
 
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noun

A disorder of a horse’s hock. See bog spavin, bone spavin.
More example sentences
  • Among all the sports medicine problems faced by the horse, bone spavin is probably the most common.
  • Although bone spavin usually causes lameness, this may be obscured if the lesions are bilateral.
  • Bone spavin is arthritis between the little joints in the hocks, which don't have much movement anyways.

Origin

late Middle English: shortening of Old French espavin, variant of esparvain, of Germanic origin.

Derivatives

spavined

adjective

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