noun/nombre (plural hoofs or , hooves)
- 1.1 [Zoology/Zoología] (of horse) casco (masculine), vaso (masculine) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) , pezuña (feminine) (Mexico/México) ; (of cow) pezuña (feminine) cattle on the hoof ganado (masculine) en pieMore example sentences1.2 (person's foot) [colloquial/familiar] [humorous/humorístico] pata (feminine) [colloquial/familiar] [humorous/humorístico], pezuña (feminine) [colloquial/familiar] [humorous/humorístico]
- With their teeth, hooves, horns and dung, wildebeest have literally cultivated the grasslands.
- I closed my eyes, the horses hooves and the rocking of the carriage almost lulling me to sleep.
- She heard the clopping of horse hooves but she didn't know where it was coming from.
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