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Definition of "spavined" [spav•ined]

  • Afflicted with spavin: a spavined horse. (adjective)
  • Marked by damage, deterioration, or ruin: a junkyard full of spavined vehicles. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "spavined" in a sentence
  • "There may seem to be a lot of men supporting you Iain but some of them will be Lib Dems are better referred to as spavined hermaphrodites not knowing which way to turn."
  • "There are two or three-other old war-horses - no more 'spavined' than you, I might add - former Bordermen like you, who have pretty much the same attitudes."
  • "But the hock may be "spavined," while to all outward observation it still retains its perfect form."