hoof /ˈhʊf, ˈhuf/
hoof /ˈhʊf, ˈhuf/ 名詞
Hoof n.; pl. Hoofs very rarely Hooves
1. The horny substance or case that covers or terminates the feet of certain animals, as horses, oxen, etc.
On burnished hooves his war horse trode. --Tennyson.
2. A hoofed animal; a beast.
Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not a hoof be left behind. --Ex. x. 26.
3. Geom. See Ungula.
Hoof, v. i.
1. To walk as cattle. [R.]
2. To be on a tramp; to foot. [Slang, U.S.]
To hoof it, to foot it.
On the hoof, of cattle, standing (on the hoof); not slaughtered.
beef on the hoof, live cattle.
n 1: the foot of an ungulate mammal
2: the horny covering of the end of the foot in hoofed mammals
v 1: walk; "let's hoof it to the disco" [syn: foot, leg it, hoof
2: dance in a professional capacity
[also: hooves (pl)]
a cleft hoof as of neat cattle (Ex. 10:26; Ezek. 32:13); hence
also of the horse, though not cloven (Isa. 5:28). The "parting
of the hoof" is one of the distinctions between clean and
unclean animals (Lev. 11:3; Deut. 14:7).