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Excessive inward or downward curvature of the spine, especially in a horse.

sway′backed′ adj.


an excessive downward curvature of the spinal column in the dorsal region, esp. of horses.
[1865–70, Amer.]
sway′backed`, adj.
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Adj.1.swayback - having abnormal sagging of the spine (especially in horses)
unfit - not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service"
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Alvanon's forms are based on a huge survey of women's measurements, and the plus-size forms (which go up to a US 24) have features like a soft squidgy stomach, tilted waist, swayback and forward shoulders.
Deficiencies in copper can also result in posterior column dysfunction with bone marrow suppression and degeneration of the spinal cord, resulting in the socalled "human swayback disease," normally only seen in domesticated ruminants with copper deficiency (Bolamperti et al.
Swayback posture is a simple postural fault to identify using gross landmarks of the lateral malleolus, greater trochanter of the femur, and the greater tubercle of the humerus.
The most common postural issues are a result of constant slouching and swayback.
I mean, how many times have you scouted long and hard to find the perfect tree that will allow you to get the drop on an old swayback, only to hang your stand without considering the buck's likely approach?
But veteran big-buck slayer Don Kisky, co-host of Whitetail Freaks, said there are times when a bowhunter should shove conventional wisdom aside and put the sneak on an old swayback.
Tim Britton is one of those custom knifemakers who carries the torch for the fine traditional folders, offering multi-blade patterns like the Serpentine Jack, Swayback Jack, Double-End Jack and Trapper.
The Sloucher has tight hip flexors that pull the lower back forward into a swayback, even when the Sloucher stands.
Walk tall by keeping your back flat, avoiding swayback, which can stress the hamstrings.
The same can be said for the roof of the Crow Grange, which is sinking like the middle of a swayback horse.
She'd kick you out of the swayback bed in your apartment over the rue Descartes every morning at the first sign of dawn to go get the croissants and start the coffee brewing.