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. Shak.

 

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