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sickle-hocked

[sik-uh l-hokt] /ˈsɪk əlˌhɒkt/
adjective, Veterinary Pathology
1.
noting or pertaining to a condition of horses in which the hock, due to strained tendons and ligaments, is flexed so that the foot is abnormally bowed far under the body.
Also called sickle-hammed
[sik-uh l-hamd] /ˈsɪk əlˌhæmd/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1600-1610
1600-10
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