\ ˈhu̇ft How to pronounce hoofed (audio) , ˈhüft, ˈhüvd, ˈhu̇vd\
variants: or hooved \ ˈhüvd How to pronounce hooved (audio) , ˈhu̇vd \

Definition of hoofed

: furnished with hooves : ungulate

Examples of hoofed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scientists tell the Bend Bulletin the 40 million-year-old fossil discovered at the John Day Fossil Beds in eastern Oregon is from a Harpagolestes, a hoofed mammal that’s a cross between a pig and a hyena. USA TODAY, "Glowing rock fight, Statehouse stash, hometown hero: News from around our 50 states," 15 July 2019 The researchers followed the ancestral histories of seals and sea lions, which are closely related to dogs; manatees, which share ancestry with elephants; and whales and dolphins, which are related to hippos and hoofed land mammals. Peter Fimrite, San Francisco Chronicle, "Had our human ancestors taken to the sea, we would have been big and blubbery," 26 Mar. 2018 Each booth focuses on a different California crop or product, like avocados, artichokes, citrus fruits, corn, peppers, cheese and nuts, and hoofed stock (dairy, beef and chicken). Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "What to eat, see and sip at Disney's 2018 Food & Wine Festival," 3 Mar. 2018 On paper, the bison should be higher up this list, but most of the animals ranked above at least occasionally kill buffalo, so that has to affect the standing of America's largest hoofed animal. Josh Dean, Esquire, "America's 10 Toughest Animals," 2 June 2015 In the 12th minute, the Reds suffered an early scare, as Aaron Mooy's devilish corner caused mayhem in the Liverpool back-line, before the ball was eventually hoofed clear to safety. SI.com, "Premier League: Liverpool Wins Big; Arsenal, Man City Make Hard Work of Three Points," 28 Oct. 2017 About 110 miles southeast of Jaipur sits Ranthambore National Park, a 243-square mile savannah with several fresh water sources and many species of hoofed animals that are the tiger’s preferred meal. Christopher Smith, Orange County Register, "6 takeaways from a trip to complex, scenic, colorful India," 11 May 2017 Many social, hoofed herbivores are chatty and have ways to modulate their vocal tracts to make a range of wails and grunts. Todd Marshall, National Geographic, "Ice Age Beast Honked Like a Dinosaur," 4 Feb. 2016 The hoofed cohorts have attracted gaggles of onlookers who drive by to yell, clap, honk horns and sing, much to the chagrin of the landowners, who have posted signs against trespassers. Wired Staff, WIRED, "A Horse of a Different Color," 1 Sep. 2004

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First Known Use of hoofed

1513, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hoofed was in 1513

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\ ˈhu̇ft How to pronounce hoofed (audio) , ˈhüft How to pronounce hoofed (audio) , ˈhüvd How to pronounce hoofed (audio) , ˈhu̇vd How to pronounce hoofed (audio) \
variants: or hooved \ ˈhüvd How to pronounce hooved (audio) , ˈhu̇vd How to pronounce hooved (audio) \

Medical Definition of hoofed

: furnished with hooves : ungulate

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