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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Withers \With"ers\, n. pl. [Properly, the parts which resist the
pull or strain in drawing a load; fr. OE. wither resistance,
AS. wi[eth]re, fr. wi[eth]er against; akin to G. widerrist
withers. See With, prep.]
The ridge between the shoulder bones of a horse, at the base
of the neck. See Illust. of Horse.
Let the galled jade wince; our withers are unwrung.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: the highest part of the back at the base of the neck of
various animals especially draft animals
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