fetlock

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English fitlokes, feetlakkes (plural), equivalent to foot +‎ lock (tuft of hair). Cognate with Dutch vitlok, vittelokke, vitslok, German Fissloch, Fisloch, Fislach (fetlock; pastern).

Noun[edit]

fetlock (plural fetlocks)

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  1. A joint of the horse's leg below the knee or hock and above the hoof, also called the "ankle".

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Translations[edit]

Fetlock joint: the joint between the cannon bone and the pastern.