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fetlock

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noun fet·lock \ˈfet-ˌläk\

Simple Definition of fetlock

  • : a part at the back of a horse's leg above the hoof

Full Definition of fetlock

  1. 1 a :  a projection bearing a tuft of hair on the back of the leg above the hoof of a horse or similar animal — see horse illustration b :  the tuft of hair itself

  2. 2 :  the joint of the limb at the fetlock


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fetlock

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noun fet·lock \ˈfet-ˌläk\

Medical Definition of fetlock

  1. 1a:  a projection bearing a tuft of hair on the back of the leg above the hoof of a horse or similar animalb:  the tuft of hair itself

  2. 2:  the joint of the limb at the fetlock



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