cow hock

noun
\ ˈkau̇-ˌhäk How to pronounce cow hock (audio) \

Medical Definition of cow hock

: a hock of a horse or dog that turns or bends inward like that of a cow so that the shanks of the hind legs are very close

Other Words from cow hock

cow-hocked \ -​ˌhäkt How to pronounce cow hock (audio) \ adjective

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“Cow hock.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cow%20hock. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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