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Meaning of WITHERS

Pronunciation:  'widhuz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the highest part of the back at the base of the neck of various animals especially draft animals
  2. [n]  sensibility to trouble (as in the phrase"wring one's withers"); "the lawsuit was wringing his withers"; "our withers are unwrung"--Shakespeare
 

WITHERS is a 7 letter word that starts with W.

 

 See Also: body part, cervid, deer, Equus caballus, horse, ox, sensibility, sheep

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\With"ers\, n. pl. [Properly, the parts which resist the
pull or strain in drawing a load; fr. OE. wither resistance,
AS. wi[eth]re, fr. wi[eth]er against; akin to G. widerrist
withers. See {With}, prep.]
The ridge between the shoulder bones of a horse, at the base
of the neck. See Illust. of {Horse}.

      Let the galled jade wince; our withers are unwrung.
                                               --Shak.

 

 

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