adjective Date: 15th century 1. affected with spavin 2. old and decrepit ; over-the-hill

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Spavined — Spav ined, a. Affected with spavin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spavined — [spav′ind] adj. afflicted with spavin; lame …   English World dictionary

  • spavined — /spav ind/, adj. 1. suffering from or affected with spavin. 2. being of or marked by a decrepit or broken down condition: a spavined old school bus abandoned in a field. [1400 50; late ME spaveyned. See SPAVIN, ED3] * * * …   Universalium

  • spavined — adjective Having spavin (said of a horse). I’m a spavined old warrior, and I dont have much time left in this world, but I still have a few tricks to teach these whippersnappers …   Wiktionary

  • spavined — spav·ined (spavґind) affected with spavin …   Medical dictionary

  • spavined — spav·ined || spævɪnd adj. lame, suffering from spavin (disease of the joints in horses) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spavined — spav·ined …   English syllables

  • spavined — spav•ined [[t]ˈspæv ɪnd[/t]] adj. 1) vet affected with spavin 2) marked by a decrepit or broken down condition • Etymology: 1400–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • spavined — /ˈspævənd/ (say spavuhnd) adjective 1. (of a horse) affected by spavin. 2. Colloquial decrepit; broken down …   Australian English dictionary

  • spavined — adjective (of horses) afflicted with a swelling of the hock joint • Similar to: ↑unfit …   Useful english dictionary

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