Meaning of “fetlock” in the English Dictionary

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"fetlock" in British English

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fetlocknoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfet.lɒk/ us /ˈfet.lɑːk/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • It danced sideways, shaking its white fetlocks and looking frightened, as it felt itself in the brook. 
  • Needless to say, marked lameness and swelling of the fetlock soon take place. 
  • Shoulder, elbow, knee, and fetlock are all easily and painlessly flexed and extended. 
  • The horses were great, docile creatures, with shaggy, clumsy legs, hoofs as big as dinner plates, and fetlocks six inches long. 
  • They sank above the fetlocks at every step in the soft snow. 

(Definition of “fetlock” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)