Definition of spavin
: swelling; especially : a bony enlargement of the hock of a horse associated with strain
Origin and Etymology of spavin
Middle English spavayne, from Middle French espavin, alteration of Old French esparvains, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German sparo sparrow (likened to a lump)
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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