: having an even number of functional toes on each foot
Hippos are artiodactyls, or even-toed ungulates …David M. Schwartz
… the mammalian order that includes pigs, deer, camels, and other even-toed ungulates.Tom Mueller

Examples of even-toed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The docents are volunteers who essentially hang out at the preserve to say hello and explain why there are hundreds of even-toed ungulates munching away on the grasses. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 13 Oct. 2023 Rather, the pronghorn is an even-toed ungulate that can run faster than most any animal on Earth, with the exception of the African cheetah. Sara Novak, Discover Magazine, 15 July 2023

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'even-toed.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of even-toed was in 1845

Dictionary Entries Near even-toed

Cite this Entry

“Even-toed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/even-toed. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!