Definition of spavin in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈspavən/


A disorder of a horse’s hock. See bone spavin.
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.





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

Words that rhyme with spavin

Gavin, ravin, ravine, savin

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Syllabification: spav·in

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