sand crack
noun Date: 1754 a fissure in the wall of a horse's hoof often causing lameness

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  • Sand crack — Sand Sand, n. [AS. sand; akin to D. zand, G. sand, OHG. sant, Icel. sandr, Dan. & Sw. sand, Gr. ?.] 1. Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sand crack — n a fissure in the wall of a horse s hoof often causing lameness * * * a crack originating at the ground level in a horse s hoof, sometimes causing lameness. Two types are the quarter c. and the toe c. Called also hoof wall c …   Medical dictionary

  • sand crack — sand′ crack n. vet a fissure in the hoof of a horse, extending from the coronet to the sole, caused by a dryness of horn • Etymology: 1745–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • sand crack — noun a fissure in the wall of a horse s hoof often causing lameness • Hypernyms: ↑animal disease • Hyponyms: ↑toe crack, ↑quarter crack * * * noun : a fissure or lesion in the hoof wall of a horse often causing lameness see quarter crack …   Useful english dictionary

  • sand-crack — /ˈsænd kræk/ (say sand krak) noun 1. any fine crack or fissure. 2. a crack or fissure in the hoof of a horse, extending from the coronet downwards towards the sole, occurring on any part of the wall of the hoof, caused by a dryness of horn and… …   Australian English dictionary

  • sand crack — Vet. Pathol. a crack or fissure in the hoof of a horse, extending from the coronet downward toward the sole, caused by a dryness of horn. Also called quarter crack. [1745 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • sand crack — noun A vertical fissure in the wall of a horses hoof; a quarter crack …   Wiktionary

  • sand crack — upright crack in the hoof of a horse that often results in lameness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sand crack — noun a vertical fissure in the wall of a horse s hoof …   English new terms dictionary

  • Sand — Sand, n. [AS. sand; akin to D. zand, G. sand, OHG. sant, Icel. sandr, Dan. & Sw. sand, Gr. ?.] 1. Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent when …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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