hoof·​print ˈhu̇f-ˌprint How to pronounce hoofprint (audio)
: an impression made by a hoof

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Climate policy does needs to address meat production and its outsized ecological hoofprint. Jan Dutkiewicz, The New Republic, 19 May 2021 This past week, The New York Times published a piece by long-time science reporter Henry Fountain chronicling efforts to reduce the ecological hoofprint of feedlots in the Texas panhandle. Jan Dutkiewicz, The New Republic, 23 Oct. 2020 After the poacher’s death, a local hunter is found dead, his body surrounded by hoofprints. Rachel Riederer, The New Republic, 10 Oct. 2019 About 20 MarketFront hoofprints are still available for $5,000 apiece. Alan Berner, The Seattle Times, 12 July 2019 Each hoofprint accommodates up to three lines of type. Alan Berner, The Seattle Times, 12 July 2019 And the girls identified things that were mysterious to me, such as the hoofprints feral horses left on dirt roads or holes where a ground-dwelling owl might live. Ted Conover, Harper's magazine, 22 July 2019 On Western Avenue, hoofprints are available for $2,500 each. Alan Berner, The Seattle Times, 12 July 2019 Look for signs, including hoofprints and droppings, which can direct your search. Aaron Gulley, Outside Online, 16 Apr. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hoofprint was in 1804

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“Hoofprint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoofprint. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition


hoof·​print -ˌprint How to pronounce hoofprint (audio)
: a mark or hollow made by a hoof

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