One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An abnormally hollowed back, especially in a horse; lordosis.
- ‘Adjustments for a full derrière, long waist and swayback are also common for this figure type.’
- ‘When you slouch or stand with a swayback, you exaggerate your back's natural curves.’
- ‘Once I'd ridden on the swayback of a blue mule, tumbled off it, and broke a tooth.’
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