He was fat and short-winded and would suffer from the effort of laying on the blows.
The heart is affected; boys become "short-winded" as a result of the action on the heart.
Recovering some of her breath, she gazed at her companion with a sort of short-winded archness.
Then they are like a short-winded boy, and do not do their work well.
"He aer a plaguey feller, he's that short-winded," grumbled Bill.
His imagination is short-winded, dry, and apt to lose itself in speculation.
She panted a little as she spoke, like a short-winded lap-dog.
For in what does the short-winded poet himself excel the common unimaginative person who talks or who stares?
The surface of the ground was hard, and the old man was short-winded; he could hardly gather enough force to drive the spade in.
He was a big, thick-set, older boy than Bascom, but short-winded and inclined toward laziness.
Breathing with quick, labored breaths.
Likely to have difficulty in breathing, especially from exertion.