hoof·​print | \ ˈhu̇f-ˌprint How to pronounce hoofprint (audio) , ˈhüf- \

Definition of hoofprint

: an impression made by a hoof

Examples of hoofprint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Instead of Reengineering Cows, Just Eat Less Meat," 23 Oct. 2020 After the poacher’s death, a local hunter is found dead, his body surrounded by hoofprints. Rachel Riederer, The New Republic, "Olga Tokarczuk’s Gripping Eco-Mystery," 10 Oct. 2019 About 20 MarketFront hoofprints are still available for $5,000 apiece. Alan Berner, The Seattle Times, "Follow the tracks in Pike Place Market," 12 July 2019 Each hoofprint accommodates up to three lines of type. Alan Berner, The Seattle Times, "Follow the tracks in Pike Place Market," 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, "The Last Frontier," 22 July 2019 On Western Avenue, hoofprints are available for $2,500 each. Alan Berner, The Seattle Times, "Follow the tracks in Pike Place Market," 12 July 2019 Look for signs, including hoofprints and droppings, which can direct your search. Aaron Gulley, Outside Online, "Believe It or Not, You Can Safari in New Mexico," 16 Apr. 2018 All the walkways throughout the course are imprinted with tiny goat hoofprints. Rand Richards Cooper, courant.com, "In Our Midst: Cantons In Canton: Take A Swing Out To Matterhorn Mini Golf," 3 June 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'hoofprint.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of hoofprint

1804, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about hoofprint

Time Traveler for hoofprint

Time Traveler

The first known use of hoofprint was in 1804

See more words from the same year

Statistics for hoofprint

Cite this Entry

“Hoofprint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoofprint. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on hoofprint

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for hoofprint

Comments on hoofprint

What made you want to look up hoofprint? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu jedi training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Anagram puzzles meet word search.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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