fetlock


fet·lock

noun \ˈfet-ˌläk\

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

Full Definition of FETLOCK

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
:  the joint of the limb at the fetlock

Origin of FETLOCK

Middle English fitlok, fetlak; akin to Old English fōt foot
First Known Use: 14th century

fet·lock

noun \ˈfet-ˌläk\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FETLOCK

1
a : a projection bearing a tuft of hair on the back of the leg above the hoof of a horse or similar animal b : the tuft of hair itself
2
: the joint of the limb at the fetlock

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