Definitions for: Withers

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

Webster (1913) 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.

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

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