Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Noting a defect in the conformation of a horse in which the hind quarters have an excessive slant downward and backward from the croup, and the tail is set low.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Having the tail set low and buttocks that fall away sharply from the croup; -- said of certain horses.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of a horse or donkey, etc. having a steep, sloping croup, a narrow rump, and a low set to the tail

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Examples

  • He did not note the money-lender on his goose-rumped pony, hastening along to collect the cruel interest; or the long-shouting, deep-voiced little mob — still in military formation — of native soldiers on leave, rejoicing to be rid of their breeches and puttees, and saying the most outrageous things to the most respectable women in sight.

    Kim

  • Animal has a peculiar goose-rumped look, owing to the muscles over the quarters being violently contracted, and are hard on pressure.

    The Veterinarian

  • He did not note the money-lender on his goose-rumped pony, hastening along to collect the cruel interest; or the long-shouting, deep-voiced little mob -- still in military formation -- of native soldiers on leave, rejoicing to be rid of their breeches and puttees, and saying the most outrageous things to the most respectable women in sight.

    Kim

  • "We don't want to rub noses with all those goose-rumped half-breeds of

    The Day's Work - Volume 1

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