Definition of broken wind in English:

broken wind


mass noun
  • another term for COPD in horses
    • ‘COPD, broken wind and heaves are one and the same thing.’
    • ‘The condition is also known as heaves, recurrent airway obstruction, broken wind, emphysema, chronic bronchitis or small airway disease.’
    • ‘Back in the 1800s horses were said to be winded or to have broken wind when they had respiratory difficulties. They were called ‘pipers’ by horse dealers ...’