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

  • n. A fissure in the side of a horse's hoof, often causing lameness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A vertical fissure in the wall of a horse's hoof; a quarter crack.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a crack extending downward from the coronet, in the wall of a horse's hoof, which often causes lameness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fissure or crack in the hoof of a horse, extending from the coronet downward toward the sole.
  • n. A crack which forms in a molded brick prior to burning, due to imperfect mixing.

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

  • n. a fissure in the wall of a horse's hoof often causing lameness


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