from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A pulmonary disease of horses; the heaves.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A respiratory disease or chronic condition of horses involving an allergic bronchitis characterised by wheezing, coughing and laboured breathing.
  • v. Past participle of break wind

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The heaves.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a chronic emphysema of the horse that causes difficult expiration and heaving of the flanks


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Sorry, no example sentences found.

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.