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[wind-broh-kuh n] /ˈwɪndˌbroʊ kən/
adjective, Veterinary Pathology, (of horses)
having the breathing impaired; affected with heaves.
Origin of wind-broken
1595-1605 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I want a man who can look over a bond issue, or whatever it is, and tell me at a glance whether it's spavined or wind-broken.

    Dennison Grant Robert Stead
  • If he bought a horse, it was sure to prove spavined or wind-broken.

  • He was wind-broken and undoubtedly would have played out before we got through the mountains.

    The Pony Rider Boys in Alaska Frank Gee Patchin
  • The group lugubriously settled in a circle upon an assemblage of wind-broken red velvet chairs and wooden stools.

    Free Air Sinclair Lewis
  • I'd rather drive a team of wind-broken mustangs, any day in the year!

    The Real Man Francis Lynde
  • Her name was Skates; Pod said he so named her because she ran all the way and beat his pride-broken, wind-broken horse into town.

    On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck R. Pitcher Woodward
  • These wind-broken chaps are always in before the second death, seeing they always miss the first.

    Pierre; or The Ambiguities Herman Melville
  • Farther on he brought up trembling in every limb at the fall of a wind-broken tree.

  • Judson knew that the last lap was not in his trembling muscles or in the thumping heart and the wind-broken lungs.

British Dictionary definitions for wind-broken


(of a horse) asthmatic or heaving
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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