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Meaning of withers

with•ers

Pronunciation: (wi'urz), [key]
— n. (used with a pl. v.)
  1. the highest part of the back at the base of the neck of a horse, cow, sheep, etc. See diag. under
  2. to cause one anxiety or trouble: The long involved lawsuit is wringing his withers.
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