fetterlock

noun (1)

Definition of fetterlock

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a device formerly attached to a horse's leg to hamper running away : clog

called also fetlock

2 : an armorial representation of a fetterlock

fetterlock

noun (2)
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Definition of fetterlock (Entry 2 of 2)

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History and Etymology for fetterlock

Noun (1)

Middle English feterlok, from feter fetter + lok lock (fastening)

Noun (2)

by alteration (influence of fetterlock entry 1)

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“Fetterlock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fetterlock. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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