Definition of hoofbeat
: the sound of a hoof striking a hard surface (such as the ground)
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The hurried hoofbeats of gods, riding atop the backs of beasts.
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Definition of hoofbeat for English Language Learners
: the sound made when an animal's hoof hits the ground
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