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on the hoof

Definition of on the hoof

  1. 1 of an animal :  while still living :  before being killed for meat <The cattle cost $1.20 a pound on the hoof.>

  2. 2 informal of people :  while doing something else <She ate lunch on the hoof to get the report done on time.>



Word by Word Definitions

hoofplay
  1. :  a curved covering of horn that protects the front of or encloses the ends of the digits of an ungulate mammal and that corresponds to a nail or claw

    :  a hoofed foot especially of a horse

  1. :  walk

    :  kick, trample

    :  to move on the feet


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