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.