See under spavin (def 1).
a disease of the hock joint of horses in which enlargement occurs because of collected fluids (bog spavin) bony growth (bone spavin) or distention of the veins (blood spavin)
an excrescence or enlargement so formed.
(vet science) enlargement of the hock of a horse by a bony growth (bony spavin) or fluid accumulation in the joint (bog spavin), usually caused by inflammation or injury, and often resulting in lameness
any sport involving killing or the shedding of blood, as bullfighting, cockfighting, or hunting. noun any sport involving the killing of an animal, esp hunting
a spot or stain made by blood. Historical Examples The Gray Phantom’s Return Herman Landon The Valley of Fear Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Saracen: Land of the Infidel Robert Shea Heart of Man George Edward Woodberry The Flying Stingaree Harold Leland Goodwin Captain Fracasse Theophile Gautier Visits and Sketches at Home and Abroad with […]
stained with blood: a bloodstained knife. guilty of murder, slaughter, or bloodshed. Contemporary Examples Bruce Davidson’s True Grit Philip Gefter November 4, 2009 Lord Lucan May Be Alive and in Africa, Says Brother Tom Sykes February 24, 2012 Jackie O’s Dark Side Eleanor Clift September 12, 2011 Inside the Gaza Schoolyard Massacre Jesse Rosenfeld July […]
racehorses of Thoroughbred breeding, taken as a whole. Contemporary Examples Queen’s Horse Tests Positive For Morphine Tom Sykes July 21, 2014 Historical Examples Berry And Co. Dornford Yates Berry And Co. Dornford Yates Berry And Co. Dornford Yates Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, June 27, 1917 Various Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. […]