hoofed

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

Definition of hoofed

: furnished with hooves : ungulate

Examples of hoofed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although horses sometimes pass through the reserve, towing supplies to local farmers, the solitary panda does not interact with these hoofed animals in the wild. Lucy Hicks, Science | AAAS, 7 Dec. 2020 Then, at the end of the 20th century, a wealth of fossil finds provided a detailed outline of how hoofed land mammals became the sea’s largest swimmers. Riley Black, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 Apr. 2020 Wild horses, bison and other big-hoofed animals once roamed freely in much of Europe. Karel Janicek, Star Tribune, 8 Aug. 2020 Wild horses, bison, and other big-hoofed animals once roamed freely in much of Europe. Karel Janicek, BostonGlobe.com, 8 Aug. 2020 On their own, the results would seem to point to the special reservoir model, as hoofed ungulates (like our agricultural animals) and rodents collectively accounted for half the viruses that had transitioned to human hosts. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 22 Apr. 2020 Around 50 million years ago a small, hoofed animal with pointy teeth lived in what is now Wyoming. Henry Hitchings, WSJ, 26 Mar. 2020 The thing Bambi is perhaps best known for is the deeply traumatizing death of our hoofed hero’s mother, which should be even more horrifying when rendered realistically. Devan Coggan, EW.com, 24 Jan. 2020 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, 15 July 2019

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1513, in the meaning defined above

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“Hoofed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoofed. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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hoofed

adjective
\ 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 hoofed (audio) , ˈhu̇vd How to pronounce hoofed (audio) \

Medical Definition of hoofed

: furnished with hooves : ungulate

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