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hoof / hoŏf; hoōf/ • n. (pl. hoofs or hooves / hoŏvz; hoōvz/ ) the horny part of the foot of an ungulate animal, esp. a horse: there was a clatter of hoofs as a rider came up to them. • v. [tr.] inf. (hoof it) go on foot: it was awfully hot, but we hoofed it all the way back. ∎  dance: we hoof it reasonably fancily, and no one guffaws. PHRASES: on the hoof 1. (of livestock) not yet slaughtered. 2. inf. without great thought or preparation: policy was made on the hoof. DERIVATIVES: hoofed adj.

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hoof, horny epidermal casing at the end of the digits of an ungulate (hoofed) mammal. In the even-toed ungulates, such as swine, deer, and cattle, the hoof is cloven; in the odd-toed ungulates, such as the horse and the rhinoceros, it is solid.

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hoof OE. hōf = OS. hōf (Du. hoef), OHG. huof (G. huf), ON. hōfr :- Gmc. *χōfaz, rel. to synon. Skr. śaphá-, Av. safa-.

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