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gaskin1

[gas-kin] /ˈgæs kɪn/
noun
1.
the part of the hind leg of a horse, or other hoofed mammal, between the stifle and the hock.
2.
gaskins, Obsolete. hose or breeches; galligaskins.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; perhaps shortened form of galligaskins

gaskin2

[gas-kin] /ˈgæs kɪn/
noun
1.
a gasket.
Also, gasking
[gas-king] /ˈgæs kɪŋ/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1825-35; by alteration
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gaskin

/ˈɡæskɪn/
noun
1.
the lower part of a horse's thigh, between the hock and the stifle
Word Origin
C16: perhaps shortened from galligaskins
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