Definitions of fetlock

  1. the joint between the cannon bone and the pastern Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. projection behind and above a horse's hoof Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A tuft of hair growing behind the lowest part of a horse's leg; the pastern or lowest joint. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A tuft of hair that grows behind on horses feet; the part where this hair grows; an instrument fixed on the leg of a horse when put to pasture for the purpose of preventing him from running off. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Lock of hair behind a horse's foot; place where it grows. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. The tuft of hair above a horse's hoof; also, the projection and the joint at this place. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. The tuft of hair growing behind the pastern joint of horses; the part where it grows. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. In horses, the tuft of hair growing a little above the back part of the hoof; the joint on which such hair grows. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. The tuft of hair behind a horse's pastern joint ; the pastern joint itself. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  11. fet'lok, n. a tuft of hair that grows behind on horses' feet: the part where this hair grows.--adj. FET'LOCKED, tied by the fetlock. [History obscure; often explained as compounded of foot and lock (of hair); cf. Ger. fiszloch.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  12. The metacarpo-phalangeal and metatarso-phalangeal region of the horse. na
  13. Part of horse\'s leg where tuft of hair grows behind pastern-joint (f.-deep, so as to cover ff.). [Middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. The lock, tuft of hair, that grow behind the pastern-joint (q.v.) on the feet of horses. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  15. n. The part of the leg where the tuft of hair grows behind the pastern joint in horses;—the tuft itself. Cabinet Dictionary
  16. A tuft of hair that grows behind the pastern joint. Complete Dictionary

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