1. withers

noun. ['ˈwɪðɝz'] the highest part of the back at the base of the neck of various animals especially draft animals.


  • horse
  • cervid
  • body part
  • Equus caballus
  • sheep
  • deer

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Words that Rhyme with Withers

  • smithers
  • zithers
  • dithers

Example sentences of the word withers

1. Noun, plural
A saddle that rubs or pinches the withers will cause your horse pain when you ride.

Quotes containing the word withers

1. The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
- Pearl S. Buck

2. Time that withers you will wither me. We will fall like ripe fruit and roll down the grass together. Dear friend, let me lie beside you watching the clouds until the earth covers us and we are gone.
- Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body

3. The grass withers, the flower fades, but Cosmic Ordering stands forever.
- Stephen Richards, Cosmic Ordering: You can be successful