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fetlock


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fetlock  \Fet"lock\,  n.  [OE.  fetlak  fitlock,  cf  Icel.  fet  pace, 
  step,  fit  webbed  foot  of  water  birds,  akin  to  E.  foot. 
  [root]77.  See  {Foot}.] 
  The  cushionlike  projection,  bearing  a  tuft  of  long  hair,  on 
  the  back  side  of  the  leg  above  the  hoof  of  the  horse  and 
  similar  animals.  Also  the  joint  of  the  limb  at  this  point 
  (between  the  great  pastern  bone  and  the  metacarpus),  or  the 
  tuft  of  hair. 
 
  Their  wounded  steeds  Fret  fetlock  deep  in  gore.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fetlock 
  n  1:  the  joint  between  the  cannon  bone  and  the  pastern  [syn:  {fetlock 
  joint}] 
  2:  projection  behind  and  above  a  horse's  hoof 




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