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The high part of the back of a horse or other quadruped, located between the shoulder blades.
(Zoology) the highest part of the back of a horse, behind the neck between the shoulders
[C16: short for widersones, from wider with + -sones, perhaps variant of sinew; related to German Widerrist, Old English withre resistance]
n. (used with a pl. v.)
the highest part of the back at the base of the neck of a horse, cow, sheep, etc.
[1535–45; orig. uncertain]
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|Noun||1.||withers - the highest part of the back at the base of the neck of various animals especially draft animals|
ox - an adult castrated bull of the genus Bos; especially Bos taurus
sheep - woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity