- (tr) to alleviate (a breathing problem in certain horses) by the surgical operation of removing soft tissue ventricles to pull back the vocal fold
Derived Formshobdayed, adjectiveWord Origin for hobday C20: named after F. T. Hobday (1869–1939), English veterinary surgeon, who devised the operation Examples from the Web for hobday Historical Examples of hobday
This was the estimated area before Col. Hobday’s survey of 1883-5.
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If, during dinner, Hobday noticed that a native replenished his glass whenever it was empty, he made no protest.
Hobday began to apologise for his appearance, but the announcement that dinner was ready cut short the unnecessary speech.
Although he bobbed about in an unnecessarily energetic manner, it was clear to Knight that Hobday had been inside a ballroom.