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noun (1)

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

called also fetlock

: an armorial representation of a fetterlock


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noun (2)


Word History


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 29 Feb. 2024.

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