Definitions

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  • n. The frog of a horse's foot.
  • n. A discharge of a foetid or ichorous matter from the frog of a horse's foot; thrush.
  • v. To break up, smash.
  • v. To charge, rush violently.
  • v. To straighten up (the feathers on an arrow).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Easily broken; brittle; crisp.
  • n. Noise; clatter; crash.
  • n. The frog of a horse's foot.
  • n. A discharge of a fetid or ichorous matter from the frog of a horse's foot; -- also caled thrush.
  • transitive v. To batter; to break in pieces.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To crush; bruise; break in pieces.
  • To rush; dash forward.
  • Brittle; apt to break and splinter: said of wood.
  • n. An onset, attack, assault, or collision.
  • n. The noise of collision.
  • n. Fragments; debris.
  • n. In farriery, same as frog, 1.
  • n. A discharge of a fetid or ichorous matter from the frog of a horse's foot; thrush.

Etymologies

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From Old French fruissier, froissier ( > French froisser), from Vulgar Latin *frustiāre, from Latin frustum ("fragment").

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Compare Old English frosch, frosk, a frog (the animal), German Frosch ("frog (the animal)").

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  • "4. In farriery, same as frog . . . ."

    --CD&C

    November 1, 2011