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hoof
horse hoof

hoof

 (ho͝of, ho͞of)
n. pl. hooves (ho͝ovz, ho͞ovz) or hoofs
1.
a. The horny sheath covering the toes or lower part of the foot of a mammal of the orders Perissodactyla and Artiodactyla, such as a horse, ox, or deer.
b. The foot of such an animal, especially a horse.
2. Slang The human foot.
v. hoofed, hoof·ing, hoofs
v.tr.
To trample with the hooves.
v.intr. Slang
1. To dance, especially as a professional.
2. To go on foot; walk.
Idioms:
hoof it Slang
1. To walk.
2. To dance.
on the hoof
Not yet butchered; alive. Used especially of cattle.

[Middle English hof, from Old English hōf.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hoofing - dancing in which the steps are more important than gestures or postures
dancing, terpsichore, dance, saltation - taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
tap dance, tap dancing - a dance step tapped out audibly with the feet
dance step, step - a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance; "he taught them the waltz step"
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Just about, as Samuels Smith, whose workout routine is doing push-ups at home, along with hoofing "on the wood," also keeps up to tap snuff by taking class.
She tapped on tabletops and trod the backs of shirtless he-men, hoofing it up with Ginger Rogers and Bob Fosse.