Definitions

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

  • adj. Afflicted with drying and contraction of the hoof, resulting in lameness. Used of a horse.

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  • n. Deformative contraction and dryness of the back part of the hoof of a horse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a dry and contracted hoof, which occasions pain and lameness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In farriery, having a dryness and contraction of the hoof which occasions pain and lameness.

Etymologies

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hoof +‎ bound

Examples

  • According to the opinion of some of the French veterinarians, hoofbound should be divided into two classes -- total contraction, in which the whole foot is shrunken in size, and contraction of the heels, when the trouble extends only from the quarters backward.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • Contracted heels, or hoofbound, is a common disease among horses kept on hard floor in dry stables, and in such as are subject to much saddle work.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

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