knee-sprung


knee-sprung
/ˈni-sprʌŋ/ (say 'nee-sprung)

adjective
(of a horse, mule, etc.) having a forward bowing of the knee caused by inflammatory shortening of the flexor tendons.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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