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Meaning of FETLOCK

Pronunciation:  'fet`lâk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  projection behind and above a horse's hoof
  2. [n]  the joint between the cannon bone and the pastern

FETLOCK is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: fetlock joint
 See Also: appendage, articulatio, articulation, horse's foot, horse's hoof, joint, outgrowth, process



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: arch, bang, bangs, clubfoot, digit, dog, extremity, fleck, flock, foot, forefoot, forelock, forepaw, fringe, harefoot, heel, hoof, instep, pad, pastern, patte, paw, pedal extremity, pedes, pes, pied, pug, quiff, sole, splayfoot, toe, tootsy, trotter, tuft, ungula