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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 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.
  5. Lock of hair behind a horse's foot; place where it grows. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.

Usage examples for fetlock

  1. Now, to make him come to thee thou must blow the call of battle, and to catch him thou must contrive to strike him on the fetlock as he runs with this musk- ball which I give thee; and to tame him thou must trace between his eyes a figure or the crescent with thy forenail. – The Shaving of Shagpat, Complete by George Meredith
  2. But only a renewed and fiend- like scream came in reply, and horses, floundering fetlock deep, were making surprising headway, and the wild savage faces were alarmingly nearer. – The Heath Hover Mystery by Bertram Mitford
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