swayback

noun
sway·back | \ˈswā-ˌbak \

Definition of swayback 

1 : an abnormally hollow condition or sagging of the back found especially in horses also : a sagging back

2 : abnormally exaggerated forward curvature of the lumbar and cervical regions of the spine : lordosis sense 2 Rarely is swayback a sign of anything serious. If you're in doubt, compare the posture of your child with that of other toddlers.Parenting

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Sarge is a swayback appaloosa, retired from ranch work who was headed to slaughter. Denise Coffey, Courant Community, "Working Small Miracles At Hay Burr Inn Equine Rescue," 19 Sep. 2017 While the swayback roofline looked like there might be foundation problems, Scott consulted several engineers only to learn there was no problem — just an eccentric design element Dilbeck often used to instantly age his homes. By Gaile Robinson Photos By Paul Moseley, star-telegram, "Whimsical By Design: Charles Dilbeck’s 1938 ranch house still exudes luxury, comfort," 2 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of swayback

1821, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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swayback

noun
sway·back | \ˈswā-ˌbak, -ˈbak \

Medical Definition of swayback 

1 : an abnormally hollow condition or sagging of the back found especially in horses also : a back so shaped

3 : a copper-deficiency disease of young or newborn lambs that is marked by demyelination of the brain resulting in weakness, staggering gait, and collapse and is almost universally fatal but is readily preventable by copper supplementation of the diet of the pregnant ewe

Other Words from swayback

swaybacked \-ˌbakt \ adjective

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